MBP Annual Meeting 2021

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Last updated: December 9th, 2021

Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland visitor centres in the East Atlantic Flyway, held an active annual meeting in 2021, entirely online.

Wetlands International West Africa had hoped to host the meeting in the Saloum Delta, but the changing COVID situation would have prevents most of the MBP members in Europe from participating.

The group postponed the Senegal meeting to 2022, and instead meeting online. The virtual meeting for 2021 ran over two afternoons in October.

We replicated as many of the aspects of an in-person Annual Meeting as we could: the informal networking and fun, as well as case studies, external inspiration, and planning our work for the next year.

An online meeting offers an opportunity: simultaneous interpretation. We were able to facilitate French and English speakers communicating freely thanks to two professional interpreters.

Member presentations & external inspiration

See the MBP Member presentations and presentations from external groups in this YouTube playlist.

Read the meeting report; learn more about MBP; and see you in Senegal next year!