30 Aug 2011 - 16:45

5th and 6th of September 2011
2 East Pier Shed, East Pier Road, V&A Waterfront

Dear Stakeholders

You are kindly invited to attend the Benguela Current Commission stakeholder workshop at the Department of Environmental Affairs in Cape Town, South Africa. This workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss key issues relating to the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) and hear about some of the planned activities and opportunities for stakeholder engagement relating to the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan for the Benguela Current Commission.

The aim of the workshop is to improve communication between stakeholders in the BCLME and the structures that are tasked with its management, including the BCC. Without the active involvement of stakeholders, the effective governance of the BCLME will remain a distant dream. The opportunity exists for coastal communities, the private sector, NGOs, the broader research community and government to establish strong partnerships and networks with the BCC, to foster lasting cooperation that will ensure sustainable use and management of the BCLME.

Stakeholders will be encouraged to voice their concerns at the workshop by highlighting priority issues to be considered by the BCC and also to provide input on preferred effective communication mechanisms.

To register please complete the sheet (on the Word document) and return it to:, Fax: 021 448 8433

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