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Here you will find a number of presentations at the Science to Policy Meeting held in Durban, South Africa from ninth to eleventh July 2018. The meeting was organized in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). The Forum serves as an intermediary body to bridge the gaps between science, policy, and practice. The Forum...
Policies
The Conference of Plenipotentiaries was convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in pursuance of decision CP5/4 adopted at the fifth Conference of Parties ICOP5) to the Nairobi Convention For the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region held in November 2007, in Johannesburg, South...
Workshop & meeting reports
The primary objective was to officially kick-off the drafting process of the MPAs and Critical Habitats Outlooks for the Nairobi Convention countries so as to establish a baseline for SDG 14.2 and 14.5 and encourage governments to work towards 10/20 target
Workshop & meeting reports
The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the Project on the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP) in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) held the 2018 Science to Policy Forum for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO...
Focal Points, government representatives as well as representatives of partner organizations, Indian Ocean Commission and UNEP attended the Nairobi Convention Focal Points Meeting on 26 February 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention at the kind invitation of the Government of Kenya. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the...
Strategies & Plans
This Project builds on the previous work completed under the UNDP supported GEF financed Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project in close collaboration with a number of partners. The ASCLME Project delivered the intended regional TDA and ministerially endorsed SAP for the western Indian Ocean LMEs as well as individual Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analyses (MEDAs) for...
Workshop & meeting reports
The Nairobi Convention holds a Conference of Contracting Parties (COPs) after two years to review the implementation of decisions of past COPs. The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention held the Eighth Conference of Parties (COP8) on 22-24 June 2015 in Mahe, Seychelles. The meeting was organized in two segments: experts meeting on 22 June 2015; and Heads of Delegation meeting on 23-24...
Workshop & meeting reports
The GEF-funded project, ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIO-SAP) is aiming to make a major contribution to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Targets 14.2 and 4.5 by reviewing critical habitats in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. A key aim of the WIOSAP...
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The oil and gas industry is showing considerable growth in the Western Indian Ocean region, representing both economic opportunity as well as significant risks in terms of the negative impacts on the coastal and marine environment. Aware of the economic potential as well as the need for regional and national environmental safeguards, the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention...
Policies
In collaboration with its partners, the secretariat of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region has developed a new work partnership programme for the period 2018–2022. By decision CP.8/1 of their eighth meeting, in June 2015, the Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention requested the...

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