African expertise in Tsiribihina mangroves
Coming from Ghana, Benin, Gambia, Senegal, Togo, France and Belgium, these environmentalists discussed about the conservation and the valorization of mangroves with communities.
The university expertise on mangroves promotes exchanges of practices, experience and knowledge on community based mangrove management. All these countries are pooling their experiences to feed a common toolbox. In this toolbox are documented all the best practices and tools related to management and conservation of mangroves.
For Chérif Cisse from Senegal, the mangrove management toolbox can provide sustainable solutions for future generations. It will will help them taking charge on forest conservation. Indeed, "environmental education for youth to understand the importance of mangroves and the need for their preservation is the challenge for Madagascar," he said.
The university expertise on mangroves is supported by a consortium of French-speaking Belgians academic organizations : Aide au Développement Gembloux, Louvain Coopération, université Libre de Bruxelles and Forum Universitaire pour la Coopération Internationale au Développement.