Regional experts meet to discuss ways to preserve our regions marine resources

CLME+ | Cartagena, Colombia | 30 January - 2 February 2018

Workshops of the CLME+, namely the SAP Monitoring & Evaluation as well as State of the Marine Environment & Associated Economies (SOMEE), are to be held in Cartagena, Colombia from the 30th January to 2nd February 2018.

SAP M&E and SOMEE Workshop Information

CLME+ SAP Monitoring & Evaluation Framework Worshop
30 - 31 January 2018

A solid SAP Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework will allow to monitor the implementation of the different Actions under the CLME+ SAP, and to evaluate progress towards the over-arching SAP Objectives and the underlying long-term Vision for the CLME+ region. Therefore, development of such framework has been included as a key activity under the CLME+ Project. A formally endorsed SAP M&E Framework will support the work of the SAP Interim Coordination Mechanism (ICM), in charge of reporting on SAP implementation.

The CLME+ SAP M&E framework will include two main components:

  1. The monitoring of progress with the implementation of the different Actions under the SAP.
  2. The evaluation of implementation effectiveness, in terms of the progress obtained towards the achievement of the SAP’s Objectives and its underlying long-term Vision.

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State of the Marine Environment and Associated Economies - SOMEE Report development workshop
1 -2 February

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides co-financing support for the incremental costs of collaborative, transboundary management of shared marine resources. The GEF typically calls for a cyclical process of (a) diagnosis and (b) strategic planning to be undertaken, in order to identify key transboundary problems as well as their root causes, and the priority actions needed to address them. The diagnostic phase of the cycle consists of the collaborative development of Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDAs), which then form the basis for a negotiated and politically endorsed Strategic Action Programme (SAP). This approach was applied to the “CLME+ region” (composed by the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems) under the UNDP/GEF “CLME” Project (2009-2014).

Three key transboundary issues were identified:

  1. unsustainable fisheries;
  2. habitat degradation; and
  3. pollution.

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