TRANSFORMATIVE AGENDAS REQUIRE TRANSFORMED INSTITUTIONS: LESSONS LEARNED IN CAPACITY BUILDING FOR OCEANS GOVERNANCE
Long-term ocean and coastal sustainability depends upon good governance implemented on-the-ground and in-the-water, as is reflected in the new U.N. Sustainable Development Goals pertaining to oceans and coasts. Transformative agendas, like the SDGs for oceans and coasts, require transformed institutions. Thus, many are calling for capacity building and science and technology transfer to assist the world's governance institutions to implement. This reflects a broader call of late for capacity building – in marine protected areas, in fisheries management, in enforcement, in national ocean policies. But as broadly as capacity building is called for, very little guidance exists in peer reviewed or other literature, on capacity building for ocean and coastal management. What do we mean by capacity building? What works, what doesn't, and why? This paper will present results from learning exchanges and expert elicitation among those who have delivered and those who have received capacity building for ocean governance in Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. It will explore basic approaches, advancements, challenges and solutions – and recommendations for best practices by these experts.
Shackeroff, J. M., Institute For Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
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