Area Based Planning Tools and Regional Cooperation in the Western Indian Ocean Meeting: Report of the Meeting

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The meeting on Area Based Planning Tools and Regional Cooperation for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda was held in Mahe, Seychelles on 13-14 October 2016 by the Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) as part of the implementation of the project on Sustainable fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation of Deep-sea Living Resources and Ecosystems in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ). The session of the workshop that dealt with regional cooperation was organized by the Nairobi Convention Secretariat in collaboration with Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Area Based Planning Tools meeting was held back to back with the meeting on the Partnership on Science to Policy Forum and was attended by 50 participants including the Focal Points of the Nairobi Convention, representatives of research institutions and universities, regional partners and nongovernmental organisations.

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