Presentation at the UNEP- European Commission Workshop on Regional Ocean Governance by the Head of the Nairobi Convention, Mr.Dixon Waruinge.
In August, the Ninth Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention adopted Decision CP.9/6 on Ocean Governance, urging parties to work with regional bodies to implement AMCEN’s Cairo Declaration, the 2050 Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy, and the provisions of Agenda 2063 on ecosystem-based management approaches. The decision also requested the Secretariat to contribute to the development of an African strategy on ocean governance.
The Nairobi Convention, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS- Potsdam) organized a Session on Ocean governance for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region held on 05 July 2019 at the 11th WIOMSA Symposium in Mauritius. The aim of this session was to discuss and identify the governance needs and priorities for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed Western Indian Ocean and provide a basis and context for policy discussion on ocean governance.
The objective of the meeting was to present and launch the background document on the State of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region and to discuss the utility of the background document within the framework of the respective Regional Economic Communities.
The 2021 Science to Policy Dialogue was held from 23-25 March 2021. Below, find a full list of presentations.
- "Financing the transition to a sustainable blue economy": Professor Rashid Sumaila
- "The role of the private sector in the management of plastics as an environmental challenge": Douw Steyn