We are delighted to share with you the first issue of the Nairobi Convention Newsletter of 2019, which includes updates on what countries in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region were doing to protect, manage, and develop their coastal and marine environments in 2018.
You can access it HERE
The Nairobi Convention aims to increase the capacity of the WIO countries to protect, manage, and develop the coastal and marine environment in a rapidly changing socio-economic context.
The Nairobi Convention has several projects to assist states in this regard, including:
1) The Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystem Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE) project, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
2) Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP), funded by the GEF. The Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, on behalf of the Contracting Parties, sincerely thanks the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for this double opportunity.
We look forward to continuing and expanding this work in 2019 and to tackling the challenges in partnership with you.