Purpose of the Strategy

This strategy sets out how and when the Namibian Marine Spatial Planning National Working Group (MSP-NWG) will engage with government, industry and civil society stakeholders during the Namibian MSP process. It helps to ensure that the MSP process is transparent, coordinated and that stakeholders understand how they can be involved, contribute and influence the plan's development. To ensure adaptability to the process, this strategy will be updated regularly.

Stakeholders represent three broad categories as illustrated in the figure below:

  • Government decision-makers: government stakeholders including ministries and state agencies
  • Private sector: stakeholders representing the key marine sectors operating in the area
  • Civil society: Stakeholders representing non-governmental and public interests

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