The PERSGA Framework Action Plan, serves as the operational document guiding PERSGA activities during this period.This action and results-based Framework is based on the following documents:
The PERSGA Integrated Strategy and Business Plan (2004-2014) which was grounded on the achievements and lessons learned of the GEF funded Strategic Action Programme executed by PERSGA during 1999-2005.
To build PERSGA as a world center of excellence in coastal and marine management based on real, measurable achievements in the RSGA region. The priority will be to establish a sound foundation of structures and systems from which to build regional capacity, promote local initiatives and transfer and embed their lessons across the region as a basis for sustainable development.
Ultimately, sustainable development and marine conservation are inextricably linked. Man’s attitude towards the earth’s marine and coastal resources and his activities both on land and at sea have a profound effect on the health of these vulnerable ecosystems. PERSGA’s primary aim , therefore, is to address the needs of the environment from the standpoint of those whose practices will ultimately decide its fate. This includes galvanizing wide-spread understanding and respect of the marine environment, so that conservation and sustainable use can be championed by government right down to the community level.
This will be achieved, with particular emphasis on strengthening the delivery process. A strong and sustainable organisational structure for PERSGA and its partners, along with the development of a comprehensive data and information base, serve as prerequisites to the achievement of this goal. Delivery at the local level will test and demonstrate the application of sustainable development principles; comprehensive training and capacity building, as well as and region-wide investments will address some of the most important transboundary issues. Ultimately, the ambition is create a situation where sustainability becomes embedded in both practice and policy within the region.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden