Science to Policy Dialogue
SDG 14 offers a great opportunity to advance ocean sustainability in the WIO to address current and emerging threats.It is underpinned by targets addressing conservation and sustainable use of the ocean, seas and marine resources, including coastal zones, and targets referring to capacity building and ocean governance.
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) regional Science to Policy Workshop aimed to promote the linkages between science and policy for evidence-based decision-making and provide timely technical advice and policy recommendations. The 2021 workshop was themed ‘Transition to a Sustainable Western Indian Ocean Blue Economy: Addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities.
The expected outputs of the workshop were:
The Nairobi Convention in collaboration with WIOMSA and other partners are convening the 2021 Science to Policy Dialogue over three days from the 23rd – 25th March 2021.
This year’s theme is: Transitioning to a Sustainable Blue Economy in the WIO region: Addressing the challenges and harnessing opportunities
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