Marine Spatial Planning and Information Management in the WIO

Multi-Stakeholder Working Groups make concrete steps and process plans for the region The Nairobi Convention Secretariat in implementing the SAPPHIRE, SWIOFC and WIOGI partnership projects organized a  “Marine Spatial Planning and Information Management Capacity Building Workshop” from November 28 to December 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop aimed to increase the understanding of…

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Diverse Task Force Convened to Co-Develop WIO Ocean Governance Strategy

Inspired by, and contributing to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) Cairo Declaration of 2015, Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention adopted  a Decision to develop a Regional Ocean Governance Strategy (ROGS) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) at their 10th Conference of Parties (COP) in November 2021. The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is actively supporting…

Enhancing partnerships and environmental protection through the ACP MEAs III Programme

The third Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting of the Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in African, Caribbean, and the Pacific Countries (ACP MEAs) Programme was held from 19-20 October in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the Programme is to empower key stakeholders to address environmental challenges and to reap the benefits of…

Nairobi Convention at the 12th WIOMSA Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium is the largest open scientific conference focused on the marine and coastal environment in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). It is a unique, regionwide, and global platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange, capacity development, strategic action, and cooperation. The 12th edition of the WIOMSA Scientific Symposium…

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SAPPHIRE Holds Fifth PSC Meeting

in Gqeberha, South Africa In October 2022, the GEF-funded Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE) Project held its fifth Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting. This meeting was held in person in Gqeberha, South Africa against the backdrop of the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, the premier regional…

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Join the Symphony!

Launch of the WIO Symphony Tool The WIO region’s ocean assets are of high value but are under immense pressure from unsustainable exploitation.  Better marine spatial planning (MSP) is therefore dire, in order to meet local and global demands on the limited ocean resources and secure the assets for continued economic and social benefits for…

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The Development of a WIO Information Management Strategy

Multi-stakeholder Working Group constituted to develop an Information Management Strategy for the Western Indian Ocean In November 2021 at the 10th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention, Contracting Parties made a commitment to develop an Information Management Strategy (IMS) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, under Decision CP.10/5. The Nairobi Convention is implementing…

The 6th WIOSAP PSC Meeting in Madagascar

Reflecting into the future The WIOSAP Project held its sixth WIOSAP PSC in Nosy Be, Madagascar between 6-7 July 2022. The meeting provided strategic guidance for effective implementation of WIOSAP’s activities based on its Mid-Term Review (MTR) findings and recommendations. The sixth WIOSAP PSC meeting was attended by Nairobi Convention Focal Points, the WIOSAP project’s…