CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (SAP) Experience Note: The ocean governance research and science agenda: supporting collaboration and engagement in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR)
The various projects, programmes and initiatives under the CLME+ have brought together stakeholders from across the region and internationally to collaborate and engage in ocean governance research and science agenda-setting in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). The science research agenda was developed primarily to mitigate deleterious effects resulting from poor governance; and manage the unforeseen impacts on the marine ecosystems in the CLME+ region. To achieve this goal, the main focus is on developing mechanisms that integrate scientific information into the regional governance framework (RGF). There are several lessons that can be learned and best practices utilised from all the useful research that has been and continues to be done in the CLME+ region. This experience note highlights some of lessons learned and best practices observed from collaborative and engaging activities at the nexus of the region’s science-policy interface.