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Nature-Based Solutions in Mangrove Ecosystems: Exploring Best Practices and Approaches to Support Community-Based Initiatives


June 10, 2024


Organizations and community partners are working to restore and conserve vital mangrove ecosystems through a nature-based solutions (NbS) approach that seeks to support biodiversity, social, and economic co-benefits, and promotes sustainable conservation initiatives in coastal communities.

Join the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and IUCN, International Union for the Conservation of Nature for an insightful event aimed at supporting capacity building for effective NbS initiatives in mangrove ecosystems. This session will touch on:

  • Key findings of the IUCN’s newly released Global Mangrove Assessment
  • Best practices in mangrove conservation and restoration
  • Case studies on NbS initiatives in mangrove ecosystems
  • Application of Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) in mangrove ecosystems
  • Financing options for mangrove conservation


Find out more about this event and sign up here.



Andrea Bassi, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Anete Berzina-Rodrigo, Project Manager, IUCN Oceans Team

Didier Van Bignoot, Global Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security, Aga Khan Foundation

Francis Okalo, Program Manager-Coastal and Oceans Resilience, IUCN

Frédérique Thomas, Senegal Director, Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI)

Joseph Wong, Founder, Reach Alliance & Vice-President, International, University of Toronto

Kerry Max, Deputy Director, Partnering for Climate, Global Affairs Canada

Marcos Valderrábano, Program Manager, Red List of Ecosystems, IUCN


Event Details

Date: June 10, 2024 

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am (EST)

Location: Online