East Africa

NeDit: Data Linking People

NeDiT: Data Linking People

Eastern African coasts are characterised by intensive use of coastal resources, threatening biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services. Despite various efforts and some successes in marine resource management and biodiversity conservation over the past two decades, the status of biological resources and the rate of ecosystem change often remain unclear, due to limited reliable information. The […]

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Ocean Day News

Transforming scientific knowledge into policy making

66 scientists, 12 projects, 7 countries – MeerWissen supports cooperation between African and German marine scientists, thus improving the knowledge available to enhance the level of decision-making around the conservation and sustainable use of Africa’s ocean and coasts. Our ocean is under threat and the deterioration is increasingly posing a danger to people’s lives and

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Webinar Fidea

MeerWissen Webinar: Fishing Data East Africa

The Fishing Data East Africa (FiDEA) project was introduced on January 15 as part of a series featuring each of the 12 MeerWissen projects to provide insights into project activities, share lessons learned and discuss possible synergies. Please find a recording of the FiDEA webinar in this article to watch the presentation and discussion, or download the PowerPoint slides.  

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Nedit Project News

Shaping the UN Ocean Decade

The NeDiT project, as part of the GIZ-funded MeerWissen Initiative, hosted a side event at the regional consultation workshop “UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” in January 2020 in Nairobi. The event was conducted to receive expert opinion on topics relevant to biodiversity data management. The main issues in biodiversity data management, integration and

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FIDEA Group Photo

FIDEA Regional Workshop

The need to train fisheries scientists and managers in stock assessment methods in the Western Indian Ocean region (WIO) is one of the core objectives of the FIDEA (Fisheries Data East Africa) project implemented under the MeerWissen initiative and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Accordingly, a two-week training course

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NeDiT inaugural project workshop

NeDiT: Data Linking People held its very first inaugural project workshop

In May 2019 New Digital Technologies for Marine Biodiversity Data Handling in East Africa – Data Linking People (NeDiT) held its very first inaugural project workshop. It was initiated to get together relevant Tanzanian stakeholders involved in the handling of marine biodiversity data. These included representatives from universities, governmental agencies and institutions, as well as

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