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The theme

For the 10th edition of the Forum, the theme chosen is: "The health of the oceans, a challenge for the sustainable development of West African coastal countries".

This theme will be divided into seven sub-themes which are:

Sub theme 1
Strengthening coastal resilience through sustainable initiatives
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 2
Good governance of coastal and marine resources
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 3
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): laboratories for the sustainable development of coastal areas
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 4
Protection of biodiversity in the face of habitat degradation and unsustainable practices
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 5
Activities and infrastructures in coastal areas: impacts on ecosystems
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 6
Sustainable financing mechanisms for conservation in West Africa
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.
Sub theme 7
Opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the context of the post-COVID recovery
10th edition of the regional coastal and marin Forum. From march 29 to April 1, 2022 Bissau.

The health of oceans is an important issue that deserves special attention from West African countries whose populations’ lives depend largely on access to marine and coastal resources. It is thus crucial that all actors in the region be aware of the necessity of managing marine and coastal resources in a sustainable manner.