On April 11, 12, & 13, 2018 Mava M6 steering committee meeting was held in Cordoba, Spain particularly in one of the Dehesas included in the Dehesa/Montado pilot site project.
8 Mediterranean partners participated in the meeting presenting the 4 pilot sites projects which are the Shouf Mountains in Lebanon, the Island of Lemnos in Greece, the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and the Dehesas and Montados Grasslands in Spain and Portugal and the 8 overarching initiative projects.
The Shouf Landscape project coordinators Ms. Jamal Hamzeh of SPNL and Mrs. Lina Sarkis of ACS participated in the meeting and presented the progress of Shouf pilot site project and the different challenges, updates, and planned future activities, in addition to the governance OI project that is handled by SPNL.
The first day of the meeting focused on updating and finalizing the OAP monitoring and evaluation table, the role and dynamics of the Steering Committee, timeline for the Steering Committee work and M&E, and pilot sites reporting
– High Atlas by GDF/MBLA
– Shouf by ACS & SPNL
– Lemnos by MedINA
– Dehesas and Montados by TyN and WWF Spain & Portugal
The second day of the meeting included a field trip to the Dehesa/Montado site of Dehesa Mundos Nuevos in Retamal de Llerena (Badajoz province, Extremadura region, whereby explanation of work conducted in Dehesas & Montados and discussions in Monitoring Biodiversity took place.
The third day of the meeting focused on overarching projects reporting
– Economics, by IUCN
– Capacity building, by GDF
– Landscape Approach, by MedINA
– Connecting practices, by DiversEarth & Yolda
– Policy, by TyN
– Governance, by SPNL
– Communication, by MedINA
– Knowledge and monitoring, by IUCN Med