On 26-27 February 2020, the Secretariat of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS) and the STRONG High Seas project organised the third Dialogue Workshop in the Southeast Pacific region. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants from CPPS member countries as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia, the private sector and NGOs.
Under the title ‘Enhancing the Knowledge Base for Cross-Sectoral Management and Ocean Governance in ABNJ of the Southeast Pacific’, the stakeholders discussed various topics relevant to ABNJ, presented the outputs and outcomes of the STRONG High Seas project and spoke about future work.
This Dialogue Workshop was part of a series organised under the STRONG High Seas project in the Southeast Pacific region with the aim to bring together stakeholders to discuss current challenges as well as opportunities for global and regional ocean governance, foster exchange of knowledge and information, and build new networks. The first dialogue workshop took place in Cali, Colombia, in June 2018, and the second dialogue workshop took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in March 2019. Two more Dialogue Workshops are planned until 2022.
About the STRONG High Seas Project
The STRONG High Seas project (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas’) is a five-year project that aims to strengthen regional ocean governance for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Collaborating with the Secretariat of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific), the project aims to develop and propose targeted measures to support the coordinated development of integrated and ecosystem-based management approaches for ocean governance in the Southeast Pacific. The project also works with the Central Africa Regional Seas Programme (Abidjan Convention).
The workshop presentations can be found here.