Nairobi Convention

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The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans across a large latitudinal range, from the Somalia region, influenced by the strong monsoon regime of the northern Indian Ocean,to the southern temperate regime of the tip of
South Africa, where the Agulhas current diverges from the northward moving Atlantic Benguela current.

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The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the region and the opportunities to avoid serious degradation in one of the world’s unique and highly biodiverse oceans.

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Presentation at the UNEP- European Commission Workshop on Regional Ocean Governance by the Head of the Nairobi Convention, Mr.Dixon Waruinge.

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In Decision CP7/15.1, Contribution to the United Nations Regular Process, Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention agreed to support and actively contribute to the United Nations Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Including Socio-economic Aspects by nominating national experts or institutions to be part of the Pool of Experts and by providing the necessary information for the process and the assessment of marine environment.

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Agenda - Meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development for the Western Indian Ocean Region

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The presentation gave an overview of background to the technical workshop, including a summary of the objectives of the IOC Biodiversity Program. The presented workshop objectives were a) to review and validate the regional status report of sharks and rays in the Nairobi Convention region of the Western Indian Ocean, b) to develop a Regional Roadmap for advancing shark and ray conservation and management in the region, and c) to initiate networking by shark experts in the region. The workshop agenda (see Annex I) was also summarised

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Session 2: Summary of the WIOSAP & SAPPHIRE Project during the First Project Steering Committee meeting for Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based source and activities (WIOSAP) project in November, 2017
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Nairobi Convention Forum for Academic and Research Institutions (FARI) provisional agenda for the meeting held in Mauritius on 13 April, 2017

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Session 3: Project Management Mechanisms, Terms of Reference for Project Steering Committee & Co-financing held during the First Project Steering Committee meeting for Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based source and activities (WIOSAP) projectin November, 2017

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Session 4: Project Work programme and budget presentation during the First Project Steering Committee meeting for Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based source and activities (WIOSAP) project in November, 2017.