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…

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National Validation Workshop Focusing on Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA) Report

Mauritius, June 2022 A national validation workshop focusing on the Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA) Report, aiming to provide a comprehensive state of the marine environment including information on the environment, socioeconomics, threats and legislation opened, today, in Port Louis. The Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano; the United…

Towards an Integrated Western Indian Ocean Ocean Governance Strategy

“The African ocean territories are of strategic importance on the continent, as they provide opportunities to fisheries, aquaculture, and blue economy activities,” Ms. Olushola Olayide, from the African Union (AU) proclaimed in her opening remarks at the virtual meeting of Regional Economic Communities and Commissions on the Development of an Ocean Governance Strategy for the Western…