The 12th Meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet/Com 12, Paris, France, 7 – 11 February 2016) adopted the MedWet Framework for Action 2016-2030 “Wetlands for Sustainable Development in the […]
At a meeting held in Marseille, France, on 23-24 June 2016, the Dialogue 5+5 (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia + France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain) adopted the draft […]
The project This project takes place in three Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It began on 1 April 2014 for a period of 3 years financed by the […]
The LIFE3 TCY/INT/031 Maghreb wetlands project was a large EC funded project under the DG Environment. It aimed to reinforce the participating countries’ capacity building on a national level, in order for them to be able to implement policies for the conservation and wise use of their wetlands, while taking into consideration the ecological functions of specific sites and promoting a trans-regional cooperation about the use of specific tools and methodologies. The results of the project were positive and some of the outputs are still in place like in the Reghaia Lake in Algeria educational centre built during the project.
This project was an initiative aiming at the resolution of conflicts on the use of a common water resource at local or sub-basin level through stakeholder involvement and dialogue in the MENA region. To a certain extent, the capacity building program had “action–research” characteristics and provided an opportunities to local and national actors to build their capacity for integrated water water resources management. The project was done with the support of InWEnt and GWP.
This project was implemented in close collaboration with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSCN) in Jordan. MedWet acted as the mentoring NGO and twinning partnerships were created with the other partners and knowledge was transferred on environmental policy promotion in the framework of collaborating with ministries and local people, involving stakeholders in wetland management, using digital technology, considering socio-economic issues in site management, and operating in the framework of EU policies and directives