The Ocean Week in Kenya is organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa from June 7 to 12, 2022. In this context, three actions are planned by IRD: an awareness activity on coral reefs with the participatory tool MARECO in 3 schools of Mombasa, the participation of an IRD scientist in a debate on plastic pollution in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and a scientific conference organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa on the same theme.
Kenya - MARECO training and awareness workshop – June 2
The educational kit « MARECO, the coral reef in our hands" is intended for young people and aims to inform them and raise awareness about the challenges of protecting coral reefs and to provide them with the knowledge they need to understand this very special ecosystem.
Several MARECO workshops are planned as part of the Ocean Week organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa, in partnership with CORDIO and 3 elementary school in Mombasa and with the support of IRD and the French Embassy in Kenya.
Discover below the pictures of the first participative and educational game session of this series, which took place on June 2nd with students from the Marvel Junior Academy in Mombasa.
Tanzania – Plastic pollution discussion – June 8
On June 8 in Dar es Salaam, our IRD researcher Emilie Strady from the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) participated in a round table on the subject of plastic pollution. With her extensive research in this field, the scientist brought her expertise on protocols and methodologies adapted to the South, in order to effectively study this issue.
Kenya - Plastic pollution seminar – June 10
On June 10, the Alliance française of Mombasa is organizing a local event (an inauguration day) on the campus of the Technical University of Mombasa on plastic pollution on the Kenyan coast, in which IRD-MIO researcher Emilie Strady will participate.