MSP began in 2016 with technical assistance to the Namibian government from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). A MSP Task Force has been established to begin MSP in Namibia.
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 (http://www.benguelacc.org/index.php/en/marisma). 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 Namibia develop.