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ALivE EbA planning tool training organised in Mauritania

Posted on: 30 Jul 2018 / Submitted by: Tatirose Vijitpan

On July 9, 2018, the EbA South project, with the key resource person from IISD, organised a training workshop on the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) planning tool ‘ALivE – Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystems’ in Nouakchott, Mauritania.


As a computer-based tool to organise and analyse information for EbA planning with a rapid qualitative assessment process, ALivE can be applied in any ecosystem and designed for use in the design phase of projects that have already established EbA objectives.


The training has objectives for the participants to have a common understanding of the characteristics of effective EbA; be able to apply this understanding to identify and prioritize EbA options; and understand how the ALivE tool can be used to plan EbA initiatives. It consisted of presentation, small group work,  plenary discussion and application of ALivE. Totally, there were 17 participants from relevant departments under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations.


The training was very well received and the participants expressed their high interest in the tool. Mohammed Yahya Lafdal, Chargé de Mission, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, encouraged the participants to further apply the tool in their activities and promote it to wider stakeholders at national and local levels.

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