Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol
The first negotiation meeting on the text of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Western Indian Ocean Region was held on 25 and 26 September 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.
In the Third Negotiation Meeting on the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) held on 21-24 November 2016 in Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Contracting Parties requested the Nairobi Convention Secretariat to undertake the following tasks in relation to the proposed Annex to Article 9 of the Protocol.
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) has grown conceptually and operationally mainly in the last four decades since its inception in the United States of America in the early 1970s. The concept and practice of ICZM is not yet well understood, although it has gained widespread acceptance as a management system and vehicle for rational and sustainable utilization of coastal zone resources and uses.
Report of the Second Negotiation Meeting on the Text of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Western Indian Ocean Region. The Second Negotiation Meeting on the Text of the First Draft of the ICZM Protocol of the Nairobi Convention was held on the 21-22 March 2016 in Mauritius.