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Showcasing Marine Spatial Planning to stakeholders and civil society through a storytelling tool

On 6 July 2021, an online seminar was organized by the MSPglobal Initiative to disseminate the technical reports and storytelling tools developed for each of the pilot projects in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Pacific. About 200 participants (54% female; 46% male) from 61 different countries attended this event.

The company that developed the storytelling tool in close collaboration of the MSPglobal Team – Randbee Consultants – presented the concept and benefits of using such an approach when looking to turn complex concepts into simple and attractive content. The process related to building and designing a tool on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) specifically was addressed, as well as the lessons learned from it.

Members of the MSPglobal Team involved in the development of the reports and storytelling tools navigated through the web tool in order to showcase to the audience how to use it, while also explaining some of the key findings of the pilot projects in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Pacific. These project deliverables are not MSP plans, but technical products about current and potential future conditions of the use of the maritime space in the Western Mediterranean and Gulf of Guayaquil (Southeast Pacific) based on data and policies compiled and analyzed. It is expected that these MSPglobal outcomes will be used to support transboundary dialogues towards coherent MSP plans across borders in the two regions.

The audience had the opportunity to interact with the moderator and speakers through polls and questions. According to one of the polls, about 80% of the attendees have never developed a storytelling tool on MSP, which confirms the relevance of this seminar in inspiring the use of such interactive and user-friendly technique.

To access the Western Mediterranean reports and storytelling tool, please click here.

To access the Southeast Pacific reports and storytelling tool, please click here.

Click here to access the PDF of the speakers’ presentations, or watch the video recording below:

RELATED LINKS:
MSPglobal pilot project in the Southeast Pacific
MSPglobal pilot project in the West Mediterranean

CONTACT:
MSPglobal.comm@unesco.org

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