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Support to attend the “Responding to Climate Change and Reef Resilience Workshop”, Zanzibar, Tanzania, June 2013 (dates TBD).

The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with NOAA, and with support from IUCN and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will offer a workshop for coral reef managers from the following countries: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, India, Seychelles, Mauritius, Egypt, Sudan, Eretria, Djibouti and the islands of Madagascar. The workshop “Responding to Climate Change and Reef Resilience Workshop” will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in early June 2013 (dates TBD).

Participants will learn about building resilience into reef management and the tools available for addressing the impacts of climate change. The meeting will bring together marine managers/trainers to learn and share ideas that will lead to more effective long-term coral reef management. The workshop is designed to provide an atmosphere of exchange and creative problem solving so that participants leave with a specific training plan for their locale. Resources recently developed through major international collaborations will be highlighted and distributed to participants (e.g., Resilience Toolkit, Reef Managers Guide to Bleaching, etc.). The workshop will be facilitated by regional and global experts in coral reef management. Space is limited to 25 participants for this workshop and selection is competitive.

The cost of airfare to and from Zanzibar, lodging and meals while in Zanzibar will be covered for all participants. All participants will be housed in double occupancy rooms. You will have the opportunity to select your roommate once all participants are confirmed.

To increase likelihood of participation, you must submit your application by December 14, 2012. Applications received after that date will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]. For more information or to download the application, visit:

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