Training of Expert Practitioners in SAM (Strategic Adaptive Management)

Impact: Social impacts

Description of impact

participated as an expert trainer and assessor in the Training of Expert Practitioners in the Strategic Adaptive Management Data Focal Area. The course build skills of marine protected area (MPA) staff to become leaders in adaptive management by developing their communication and leadership skills and allowing them to become experts in one of three training areas: strategic management, data and graphing, and marine monitoring. You will be a trainer in the data and graphing session. The training supports use of Strategic Adaptive Management (SAM), an approach co-developed with the Kenya Wildlife Service, Tanzania Marine Parks & Reserves Unit, and Seychelles National Parks Authority to move towards evidence based and adaptive MPA management that has been supported over the last 10 years by the SMART Seas Network for African MPAs ( This course was intended to build the SAM system from within by training MPA staff and highly engaged community members or volunteers in core focal areas that are critical for SAM function and success. Participants will be selected in a competitive process, and then tested for competency. Those who passed the rigorous testing were given a certificate of “Advanced SAM Practitioner” and are expected to help build capacities from within their MPAs. The training took place on August 12-16 in Victoria, Seychelles.
Impact date12 Aug 201916 Aug 2019
Category of impactSocial impacts
Impact levelEngagement