The resilience twinning web platform, in its initial version, is now operational online. The platform was presented to twinning partners during an online meeting on 9 March 2021 and a presentation to networks twinning partners is planned later in March under the aegis of the West African MPAs network.
The platform aims to bring together MPA managers around resilience issues, whether pertaining to the resilience of MPAs themselves or to the contribution of MPAs to the resilience of nearby coastal territories. The platform includes sections on news, information about events and capacity-building opportunities, recent scientific and technical publications addressing resilience and restoration topics, relevant websites and good practices.
It also provides full access to the R-SAT (Resilience Self-Assessment Tool). Resilience capacity assessment sessions using the tool are already underway in West Africa. Twinning partners will now contribute to the dissemination of the web platform and the toolkit.
This platform is intended to evolve, and has been designed with a focus on interactivity, allowing users to post and share different content. A video presentation is being prepared, and webinars to introduce the platform and learn about the R-SAT tool will be scheduled soon.
Resilience online platform: https://coastal-resilience.online
Image: Resilience Platform. Credit: Ocean Governance