Toko telo

Interactive online conversations

Sharing experiences from the front lines of community-led conservation

Join us for a new series of interactive online conversations, called Toko telo: Sharing experiences to foster better community-led conservation.

The events will each include a facilitated conversation with an international panel in English, followed by interactive workshops.

We are excited to announce a series of Toko Telo online conversations exploring the successes and challenges of community-led fisheries management and conservation.

We will be looking for participants and contributors to the series so please contact us if you have relevant experience to share. 

The first episode in the series takes place on the 26th of May and asks Does community-led fisheries management work?”

Toko telo


‘Toko telo mahamasa-nahandro’ is a Malagasy proverb describing how when cooking without a stove you need to bring three rocks together to hold a pot above a fire. The saying is understood to mean that in order to achieve great things you need to work together, taking different ideas from multiple people to make something that works well.

This concept is the inspiration for our new series of online interactive discussions championing diverse voices, perspectives and sparking creative solutions for the future of community-led marine conservation.

next event

Does community-led fisheries management work?

Wednesday 26th May 2021

09:30-11:15 London  |  14:00-15:45 New Delhi |  15:30-17:15 Jakarta


Please look out for other events in the series. 

September 2021

How can increasing fisher earnings contribute to sustainable fisheries management? 

November 2021

How does locally led fisheries management contribute to conservation goals? 

February 2022

Can small-scale fisheries in low income settings overcome the barriers to entering certification programmes? 

Meet the panel

Abrar Ahmad, Planet Indonesia, Indonesia

Misbahou Mohamed, Dahari with Effy Vessaz, Blue Ventures, Comoros 

Naveen Namboothri, Ph.D, Dakshin Foundation, India


This event will consist of two parts: a sixty minute facilitated conversation with live questions to the panel in English, followed by a forty-five minute break out discussion in English, Bahasa Indonesia and French (indicate preferred language when registering for the event).

Session objectives

Based on the case studies presented by the panel and the experiences of participants, the event aims to:

  • Explore the successes and challenges of community-led marine management
  • Gain an understanding of the management measures that communities are implementing

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Wednesday July 29th 2020

Want to join us?

Welcome to the discussion :)