Since 2004, the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has been supporting this annual two-week training course in collaboration with the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme and Annamalai University, India, where it is organized and held. The South Asia Co-Operative Environment Programme became a partner in 2011.
The course focuses primarily on mangrove ecosystems while maintaining an integrated approach towards management of coastal ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the methodology for assessing, monitoring and conserving biodiversity in mangrove ecosystems. This is achieved through a multidisciplinary team of lecturers and through hands-on involvement of the participants.
The course aims to build the capacity of professionals and institutions in developing countries to undertake monitoring, research and conservation of mangrove forests. This is achieved through training in the scientific methodology and teaching of latest research work on related subjects. A secondary objective is to create a network of professionals working with mangroves.
For more information, visit the UNU-INWEH website.
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