1st meeting Global Project Task Force of GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling (GPTF-1)

A representative of the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden has participated in the Kickoff meeting of the GloFouling Partnership Project that was held in London during the Period 18-20/3/2019. The project is a partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) co assisted by the International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the World Ocean Council (WOC). PERSGA was selected among other seven regional organizations to run this project for the coming five years. The project is funded by GEF for 6.9 Million $US. Four countries, namely: Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia, from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region will participate in this project. The project aims to protect the marine biodiversity by minimizing the impacts from aquatic Biofouling organisms and support Goal number 14, life below water, of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).