CORDAP Workshop on Coral Conservation in Developing Nations

12 March, 2024

Mombasa, Kenya – March 2024

To strengthen the capacity for effective coral conservation and restoration in the Global South, CORDAP (Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform) organized a four-day workshop in the Mombasa, Kenya. Held from March 12-15, 2024, the event gathered representatives from academia, industry, conservation, restoration, and government across 19 Global South countries.

The primary focus of the workshop was to tackle issues such as limited funding, policy and governance challenges, and collaboration barriers. Participants aimed to find solutions and create a roadmap to enhance capacity development in these regions. The goal was to determine the necessary steps to support coral conservation efforts effectively.

A TAJRC member contributed to the workshop by presenting their work on international collaboration patterns in coral reef science. The presentation focussed on providing insights into researchers experiences in international collaborations and providing recommendations to ensure equitable partnerships, emphasizing the importance of fair and balanced collaborations in achieving successful conservation outcomes.

The workshop concluded with the development of an action plan and proposed solutions to enhance local capacity for coral research and restoration. This initiative marks a significant step towards supporting coral conservation through innovation and cooperation in developing nations, setting the stage for future progress in preserving the world's vital coral ecosystems.