Some of the WIOGEN Training activities are moving online to accommodate travel restrictions associated with COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you soon as we dive deeper into topics such as “Science to Policy”, “Stakeholder Engagement” and “Marine Spatial Planning”. The training will prioritise Early Career individuals and members of the WIOGEN network.
Stakeholder Engagement Virtual Training
WIOGEN, in collaboration with Rhodes University’s Leticia Greyling, will host a virtual training session on Effective stakeholder engagement on the 14th December 2020. The number of participants in the training will be limited to ensure that the training is truly participatory and interactive. To apply, please complete this form by the 25th November 2020.
We are happy to announce that the first WIOGEN Science-to-Policy Training Workshop in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) took place over two days on 3rd and 4th of November 2020. This interactive workshop provided insights into the intricate world of science-policy work – introducing the theory and practice of the science-policy interface through presentations and discussions of real-world examples. You can view Alex’s introductory presentation from the science to policy training here.
Introduction to Ocean Accounts Webinar
Prof Ken Findlay of CPUT presented an introduction to Oceans Accounting webinar on the 9th of September. The full webinar can be viewed here and a short summary can be found here. Oceans Accounting is one of the four themes of WIOGEN and is an exciting new way of looking at how to value the ocean and how this can be used in decision-making and trade-off analysis for Marine Spatial Planning.