Training Methodology

The Sustainable Blue Economy Training emphasizes an interactive and participative approach, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Unlike traditional training programs, the facilitators prioritize engagement and active participation, which allowed for a more contextualized and meaningful learning experience tailored to the participants’ specific needs and realities.

The training combined the presentation of concepts and ideas with a series of interactive exercises in which participants apply these concepts and learn about practical tools to use within their own organizations and wider actor networks. The materials were adapted to help practitioners and decision-makers discuss conceptual knowledge on SBE, and to create interactive work sessions that provide participants with opportunities to practice methodologies and tools that they can take away and use subsequently to address or strengthen their contribution to an SBE.

  • Engaging participants to reflect on their own challenges and actively discuss solutions proved vital for the training's success;
  • Logistics should be more related to training methodology;
  • It is advisable to conduct trainings preferably outside of the city to prevent participants from being called back by their superiors, as well as to create a more immersive training experience.    
  • The facilitators maintained a neutral stance and should have provided more critical feedback on group work results.

  • The training assumed that participants had read the materials, which was not possible for many participants.

  • There was a decrease in the number of participants over the course, particularly in the case of the BE Council

  • There was a gap in participant selection, as representatives from the private sector and local community leaders should have been invited.

  • The use of Miro Boards was challenging for most participants.