Support to civil society organisations for the preservation and promotion of biodiversity

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Organising a series of awareness raising and capacity building activities for environmental NGOs in Mayotte.

Project summary: 

This project is a two-year scheme carried out in Mayotte, an overseas department and region of France located in the Comoros archipelago (Indian ocean), aiming to provide support to several environmental civil society organisations. It aimed to increase their ability to ensure environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. 
Approximately 50 environmental NGOs participated and benefited from a series of awareness raising and capacity building activities. Five of these were provided with tailored and continued support following a call for expressions of interest.

Project results: 

Two NGOs received facilitation support for the organisation of a public debate on mangrove protection.
The ‘ATM’ NGO from Acoua municipality received advisory services for wetland protection.
Supported the ‘lagoon ambassador’ winning NGO, in their communication activities around the Djarifa marine park and the creation of a new canoeing nautical base with the Local Action Group ‘Ouest Grand Sud’.
Helped the project prepare an NGO for the recruitment of two environmental facilitators to work at the Ambato lagoon.
Through the project, people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) contributed to coastal management by cleaning beaches.