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  • Development of National strategies and guidelines for policy and legislative review and harmonisation | DLIST Benguela
    Approach to Fisheries EAF and to the conservation and development of the BCLME Region BCC promotes integrated transboundary management sustainable development and protection of the environment by focusing inter alia on the assessment and management of shared fish stocks environmental monitoring and early warning biodiversity and ecosystem health socio economics and governance and is striving to keep training and capacity building at the forefront of its agenda BCC is composed of the following structures The Ministerial Conference the highest decision making body composed of Ministers from the three countries Management Board MB which provides technical managerial and policy advice and support to the Ministers and is composed of senior managers e g Directors General Permanent Secretaries Directors and Deputy Directors General Ecosystem Advisory Committee EAC which provides technical and scientific advice to the MB and is composed of senior scientists and technical staff from the three countries Various regional Joint Working Groups JWGs which provides technical and scientific services to the Commission and is composed technical and scientific staff The Secretariat which is based in Windhoek headed by the Executive Secretary who is complimented with a staffing contingent of technicians and administrators To reinforce their commitment and to strengthen cooperation for an integrated transboundary LME management approach the Governments of Angola Namibia and South Africa have signed the following documents Strategic Action Program SAP 2002 Interim Agreement August 2006 Project Document for the Institutionalisation of the Commission 2008 The three countries are working towards establishing a legally binding multilateral Convention that they aim to have ratified no later than 30 December 2012 The Convention will entrench the commitment of the three governments to adopt and implement an integrated transboundary LME management approach The core BCC Ministries in Angola are a Agriculture Rural Development and Fisheries b Environment and c Petroleum in Namibia are Fisheries and Marine Resources b Mines and Energy c Environment and Tourism and d Works and Transport and in South Africa are a Water and Environmental Affairs b Minerals and c Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries During the second conference of Ministers held on 2 September 2010 in Cape Town the above ministers agreed to include the Ministries of Transport from Angola and South Africa in the Commission due to their important role in naval transport and maritime affairs To ensure that these line ministries reflect the goals and objectives of the Commission there may be a need in some cases to review and harmonise national policies and laws 2 Objectives To facilitate consultations with stakeholders in each country for the development of strategies and guidelines for policy and legislative reviews and harmonisation 3 Tasks and Deliverables The Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks a Participate in an inception meeting with the National Coordinator NC from each country and members of the BCC Management Board in each country to discuss and agree on the understanding of the terms of reference ToR a work plan and stakeholders to be consulted b Facilitate an initial stakeholder consultation in

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  • Design and development of corporate branding material for the Benguela Current Commission (BCC) | DLIST Benguela
    unchecked would threaten vital economic and ecological values The primary threats to the ecosystem include habitat loss and pollution particularly in areas adjacent to urban centres and increasing exploitation of straddling fish stocks coupled with the absence of a coordinated regional management framework There is also the recognition that oil and gas exploration and production and mining in and around critical marine habitats should be undertaken in an environmentally safe manner to minimize impacts In addition the BCLME region is environmentally highly variable triggered by global climatic changes and manifest in fluctuations in the abundance and distribution of marine resources The transboundary nature of these real and potential threats means that regional cooperation is essential to their mitigation and prevention In 2006 and 2007 Angola Namibia and South Africa signed an Interim Agreement and committed to formalizing the Benguela Current Commission BCC to implement an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries EAF management conserve important living marine resources and to sustainably develop the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Region The BCC will achieve this through the collaborative management of shared fish stocks environmental monitoring and early warning biodiversity and ecosystem health socio economics and governance and by implementing sustainable training and capacity building to meet priority capacity needs The core BCC ministries in Angola are a Agriculture Rural Development and Fisheries b Environment c Petroleum and d Urbanisation in Namibia a Fisheries and Marine Resources b Mines and Energy c Environment and Tourism and d Works and Transport and in South Africa a Water and Environmental Affairs b Minerals c Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries and d Energy Stakeholders in marine fisheries and ocean governance affairs within the BCLME are diverse and include fishing tourism infrastructure development and mining industries coastal communities non governmental organisations and the general public It is imperative that stakeholders in each of the three countries the BCLME Region SADC and outside know about the Commission its mandate functions and responsibilities This will generate awareness and knowledge about the Commission among stakeholders that will foster support and will assist in securing buy in for important strategic actions undertaken by the BCC e g the development of a legally binding multilateral Convention for the BCC 2 Purpose and Scope of the Assignment The purpose of the assignment is to develop corporate branding material for the BCC in consultation with the Commission Secretariat based in Windhoek Namibia The scope of the assignment includes the development of standard templates for news releases PowerPoint presentations a bi annual newsletter flags and banners flyers and brochures media releases and greeting complementary congratulatory cards 3 Objectives of the Assignment To develop corporate branding material that can be used to popularise the BCC and to generate awareness and knowledge among Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem BCLME stakeholders in the three countries southern Africa and globally 4 Specific Duties The Consultant s shall Participate in an inception meeting with the BCC and the SAP IMP Project to agree on a work plan and outputs and to discuss

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  • Media and Communications support consultant for the Benguela Current Commission and the BCLME SAP IMP Project | DLIST Benguela
    that oil and gas exploration and production and mining in and around critical marine habitats should be undertaken in an environmentally safe manner to minimize impacts In addition the BCLME region is environmentally highly variable triggered by global climatic changes and manifest in fluctuations in the abundance and distribution of marine resources The transboundary nature of these real and potential threats means that regional cooperation is essential to their mitigation and prevention In 2006 and 2007 Angola Namibia and South Africa signed an Interim Agreement and committed to formalizing the Benguela Current Commission BCC to implement an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries EAF management conserve important living marine resources and to sustainably develop the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Region The BCC will achieve this through the collaborative management of shared fish stocks environmental monitoring and early warning biodiversity and ecosystem health socio economics and governance and by implementing sustainable training and capacity building to meet priority capacity needs The core BCC ministries in Angola are a Agriculture Rural Development and Fisheries b Environment c Petroleum and d Urbanisation in Namibia a Fisheries and Marine Resources b Mines and Energy c Environment and Tourism and d Works and Transport and in South Africa a Water and Environmental Affairs b Minerals c Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries and d Energy Stakeholders in marine fisheries and ocean governance affairs within the BCLME are diverse and include fishing tourism infrastructure development and mining industries coastal communities non governmental organisations and the general public It is imperative that stakeholders in each of the three countries the BCLME Region SADC and outside know about the Commission its mandate functions and responsibilities The Media and Communications Support consultant will make pertinent information available to all stakeholders through appropriate media This will generate awareness and knowledge about the Commission among stakeholders that will foster support and will assist in securing buy in for important strategic actions undertaken by the BCC e g the development of a legally binding multilateral Convention for the BCC 2 Purpose and Scope of the Assignment The purpose of the assignment is to provide professional media and communications support to the BCC through drafting media releases drafting of content for a bi annual or quarterly newsletter providing information for the BCC website providing information about BCC to other entities partners and any other communications as determined by the Commission The scope includes information about all the BCC Programme elements re Strategic Action Programme SAP Implementation implementation of the BCC s Science Programme delivery of Training and Capacity Building TCB and Data and Information Management DIM The Commission may approve communications support to one of its partners e g the UN s Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO involved in the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries in the BCLME Region 3 Objectives of the Assignment To enhance the visibility and public image of and awareness about the BCC through the release and publication of professionally drafted content about the Commission its activities mandate functions and responsibilities 4 Specific

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Benguela Current Convention Consultation and Negotiation meeting | DLIST Benguela
    Marine Ecosystem BCLME Prior to the establishment of the BCC the three countries implemented the BCLME Programme with support from the Global Environment Facility GEF and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP The BCLME Programme through stakeholder consultations and scientific research identified the major root causes of impacts on and threats to the environment and agreed on strategic policy and management actions to improve and coordinate the management and use of shared resources The three countries endorsed a Strategic Action Programme SAP in 2001 which contains all the specific policy and management actions of which one is the establishment of the BCC The Governments of the three countries committed under the SAP to have in place no later than December 2012 a legally binding multilateral Convention which formalises the Commission under international law for the joint management of and policy making for the BCLME During the second session of the Ministerial Conference of the BCC held on 2 September 2010 in Cape Town the Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Convention process and its signature and ratification by December 2012 With support from the GEF and UNDP the BCC has developed a draft Convention that is now ready for review and discussion among stakeholders in each of the countries and between the three countries The first Regional BCC Convention Consultation and Negotiation meeting is scheduled from 4 to 8 October 2010 at the Alte Brücke Resort and Conference Centre in Swakopmund Delegations from each country will participate in this initial meeting BCC ANNUAL SCIENCE FORUM From 11 to 14 October 2010 scientists from Angola Namibia South Africa and other parts of the world will gather at the Seaside Hotel and Spa in Swakopmund for the BCC s Annual Science Forum The event serves as a platform for the Commission and

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  • IOC Fellowship Programme | DLIST Benguela
    site recent library uploads Contacts for further information UNESCO IOC Capacity Development Section E mail ioc cd fellowship unesco org Regards Basilia Call for application IOC is pleased to announce the Fellowship Programme YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE ON OCEAN AND COASTAL ZONES Objectives of fellowship programme 1 Provide the opportunities for 12 young African marine scientists to be involved in national programmes of Adaptation to climate change on oceans and coastal zones 2 Engage selected fellows to address ocean and coastal adaptation to climate change of special relevance to coastal communities in their countries Dissemination of the Information IOC requests you to disseminate this information in your country by publishing announcing to appropriate Ministries and Institutions so as to give wider opportunity to the young marine scientists in your country to apply Further if you can yourself also identify some young talented African scientists under 35 years of age please feel free to contact them directly Outputs of the Fellowship Programme The selected fellows will be able to contribute to a long term adaptation to climate change by 1 Delivering a preliminary report on areas where climate change impacts coastal zones in their countries and the

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  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOI) | DLIST Benguela
    consultation Knowledge and understanding of Namibia s policy and legislative environment is an advantage Strong self motivation and ability to work independently and Experience knowledge on project management would serve as an advantage 2 Proofread the draft profile of the Namibian Coast Specific objectives of the consultancy The proofreader s role will be to verify that the editor layout specialist and typesetter have each done a satisfactory job and to use good judgment in text editing to minimize costs and delays Profile of the consultant A proofreader with an advanced degree in English Highly proficient in English and proven experience and track record of text editing natural science publications 3 Technical Review of the draft profile of the Namibian coast Specific objectives of the consultancy The technical review of the book and booklets shall ensure that the scientific content of the book and the regional coastal profiles is complete that facts are correct and free of ambiguities logical errors and inconsistencies Profile of the consultant An environmental management expert with the following attributes is required A post graduate qualification in environmental management coastal and or marine biology or other relevant scientific discipline Proven and sustained communication skills verbal and written including ability to prepare reports by clearly formulating positions on issues articulating options concisely and Proven track record of publishing in scientific and peer reviewed publications 4 Capacity building through training and institutional strengthening in the understanding and implementation of environmental law enforcement for the central coast protected areas of Namibia Specific objectives of the consultancy identification of all relevant laws and by laws other legal provisions regulations and their associated sections pertaining to law enforcement in the central coast targeted training and institutional strengthening in law enforcement for the central coast area to wardens honorary wardens honorary environmental officers and peace officers development of a manual booklet on legal provisions and simplified and sequential procedures of law enforcement drafting of charge sheets and a charge list for enforcement of environmental provisions by wardens honorary wardens honorary environmental officers and peace officers and drafting of a concept note for the establishment of a pilot coastal environmental court guided by relevant environmental legislation Profile of the consultant An environmental law or enforcement expert with the following attributes is required Proven knowledge of current environmental policies legislation enforcement procedures or the Namibian judicial system and Proven knowledge of the NACOMA project coastal biodiversity conservation sustainable development and Integrated Coastal Zone Management ICZM 5 Capacity building through a training course and institutional strengthening in the understanding and implementation of sustainable development tools focusing on Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA Environmental Impacts Assessment EIA and Geographical Information Systems GIS applications in SEA and EIA Profile of the consultant The consultant should have at least five or more years of relevant experience in conducting SEAs and EIAs and should be conversant with the GIS applications using appropriate software Arview ArcGIS ArcExplorer In addition s he should have a post graduate qualification in environmental management or social

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  • Environmental Engineering Course | DLIST Benguela
    Earthnotes Film Festival Discussion General discussions Show all groups Courses Cleaner Production Environmental Engineering Stakeholder Participation Stakeholder Participation Portuguese Contact us My Membership Log in Register an account View By term Environmental Engineering Course Environmental Engineering Course 64 Environmental Engineering

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  • Okavango colonises floodplains | DLIST Benguela
    below the five metre mark Yesterday it had risen to 5 18 m Elina Lyuombwa Manager of the Nkurenkuru Business Centre 140 km west of Rundu some small areas were flooded in the vicinity The people are moving to higher ground Although this year the water level is higher than in 2006 it is still normal Lyuombwa told The Namibian Guido van Langenhove Deputy Director of Hydrology in the Agriculture

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