The Nairobi Convention, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and Birdlife International are organizing a meeting of the Consortium for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean region (WIO-C) to be held on 06 September 2019 in Seychelles.
Environmental flows improve water management by ensuring a sustainable water supply meets the needs of people, agriculture, energy, industry and the environment within the limits of availability. The application of environmental flows supports the health of aquatic ecosystems and the well-being of people who depend on them. By providing a system for equitable allocation of water, based on available supply, the application of environmental flows can support development and poverty alleviation.
An online stakeholder workshop was completed for GCF Concept Note development of theSource to Sea: Enhancing blue carbon ecosystems and community resilience in Kenya
Draft Concept Note
The course was designed to raise awareness and build knowledge in the various disciplines associated with ocean governance. It was designed to build a core of experts on ocean governance in the WIO region. While the course highlighted the importance of the global ocean governance framework, it focused on the WIO region and emphasized the benefits of harmonizing ocean policies to promote a shared, integrated, and common approach to ocean management.