The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

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Marine Spatial Planning Coordinator, URT
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Emmanuel coordinates the implementation of Africa Ocean Protection and Resilience Strategy as part of a team that oversees protect entitled "Strengthening the Blue Economy of the WIO through Integration of Ecosystem Services and Effective Biodiversity Conservation." Emmanuel works with Africa Fisheries Team, GIS regional team, TNC Africa Oceans Strategy, and Global Oceans Team. He provides technical advice and scientific support on development of National Blue Economy, Africa Fisheries Strategy, and ecosystem mapping.

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The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, it creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of its core values is its commitment to diversity. The Nature Conservancy is committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, it uses a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

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WIO-C is a consortium of international and regional Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in partnership with intergovernmental organizations that have presence and are active in regional marine and coastal ecosystem management in the WIO region. It was established during the impelementation of the project on ‘Addressing Land Based activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIOLaB) to provide a framework for NGOs working in the WIO region to harmonize and advance efforts to protect, conserve, and manage the coastal and marine environment of the WIO region while working to alleviate poverty and attain sustainable livelihoods for the most vulnerable segments of its population. It also aims to support synergy in programmes of work on marine and coastal ecosystem management and promote knowledge and information sharing amongst stakeholders in the WIO region, as well as provide a mechanism for non-governmental entities to anchor activities in the Nairobi Convention and other intergovernmental processes, thus strengthening their implementation.