Sea Alarm and EUROWA experts team up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to deliver a series of introductory online training events for countries in the Red Sea region.
These events took place in the framework of an initiative between IFAW-MENA and Sea Alarm to develop a road map for developing capacity for oiled wildlife preparedness for countries neighbouring the Red Sea. Three online training events were delivered in March and April to authority representatives, scientists and veterinarians from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen (the legitimate government), Jordan, Sudan and Egypt.
The courses included a combination of theory and instructive videos which allowed presenters to interact with the participants and test their knowledge. The three events were hosted by IFAW MENA office regional staff and conducted in Arabic, courtesy of simultaneous translation provided by interpretation agency Al-Oula.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the training events had to be delivered remotely, meaning participants could only receive instruction in the theoretical elements of the courses. However, several participants recognised the importance of the topic and expressed their interest and hope to be able to complete the practical parts of the courses in the future as they work to improve oiled wildlife preparedness across the Red Sea Region. All three courses received very high evaluation scores from the 104 participants who attended.
See this IFAW blog post for more details.