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Towards effective management of marine mammals in West Africa: The Marine Mammals Management Toolkit

The Marine Mammal Twinning, part of the EU-funded Ocean Governance Project, is pleased to host a webinar in collaboration with the Abidjan Convention and the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Zone (PRCM). The webinar will introduce the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit, an innovative tool for effectively managing marine mammals in and around MPAs.

  • Date: 2 November 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (UTC)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese

Download the agenda in English and French (.pdf)


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Welcome to the Webinar, overview of the agenda and housekeeping (3′)

Introduction from the co-hosts:

  • Abidjan Convention
    • Dr Yacoub Issola, Abidjan Convention Secretariat
  • Regional Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Zone (PRCM)
    • M. Demba Marico, Programme Coordinator – Espèces, Écosystèmes et Sociétés du Littoral – E2SL 


The Conservation and Importance of Marine Mammals in the West Africa; a case study from Cameroon (10′)
Aristide Takoukam Kamla, Marine Mammal Conservation Organisation (AMMCO)

Introduction of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit (15′)
Francis Staub – Marine Mammal Twinning

Guided use of the Self-Assessment Tool and SAT-LITE including interpretation of results (15′)
Tom Dallison – Marine Mammal Twinning

Testimonial of the application of the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit (10′)
Makame Makame, Director, Department of Marine Conservation, Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries, Zanzibar

Questions and Answers Session (15′)

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps (5′)

If you have any questions, pleased not hesitate to contact us.

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