From 25 to 27 November 2019, Dakar, Senegal
More than 70 participants attended the official launch workshop of the Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in West Africa (OBAPAO). This meeting was marked by discussions with conservation stakeholders on existing structures in the region to enhance data and information concerning protected areas and biodiversity with the aim of improving regional policies and strategies concerning the environment. and conservation.
The launch workshop aimed to inform and involve conservation stakeholders in the implementation of the observatory. It enabled actors to participate in the formulation of the strategic orientations of OBAPAO. Also, its effective launch by the authorities of the sub-region strengthens the official endorsement of the initiative.