African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme
Backing Africa’s marine conservation leaders
Conservation organisations and coastal communities working on the front lines of the ocean emergency to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life, and protect local livelihoods are facing increasingly complex and widespread challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and overfishing.
Tackling these local and global challenges and driving systemic change requires outstanding conservation leaders who can build organisations and networks far greater than the sum of their parts. When leaders unlock their full potential. they have greater resources and influence to develop high-impact teams, organisations, and movements that can catalyse change for both people and nature.
To increase the capabilities and impact of national and regional organisations and accelerate local efforts to protect livelihoods and marine areas across the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), Blue Ventures and conservation leadership specialist Maliasili launched the African Marine Conservation Leadership Programme (AMCLP) in 2020.
Designed to boost the capacity and network of national and regional organisations supporting locally led conservation across the region, this innovative initiative brings together leaders of trailblazing marine conservation organisations in the WIO to develop their skills through bespoke training.