MSP began in 2016 with technical assistance to the Angolan government from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). A MSP Task Force has been established to begin MSP.
The MSP programme is part of a larger programme, the Marine Spatial Management and Governance Programme (MARISMA), that covers the Benguela Current region and seeks to establish sustainable ocean use. The lead agency for the MARISMA programme is the Benguela Current Commission located in Namibia. Funding (€8.9 million for Angola, Namibia, and South Africa over six years, 2015-2020) is from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
Updates will be posted on this website as MSP activities in Angola develop.