Regional Training Workshop on Ocean Governance
The Nairobi Convention Secretariat has advanced the process of regional ocean governance through a series of technical dialogues which outlined several priorities, challenges, and recommendations.To address the recommendation on knowledge, human capacity development and awareness creation on ocean governance,the Nairobi Convention in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute –Southern Africa is organizing a training course on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.
The training contributes to Component five of the SAPPHIRE project which seeks to support capacity development to realize improved ocean governance in the WIO region. Specifically, it contributes to Deliverable 5.1.2: which supports partnerships for capacity development and training on operational strategies and management mechanism in support of SAP implementation activities.
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. The training covered various aspects of ocean governance including opportunities and threats, governance frameworks and tools, the management of various sectors, and the creation of a supportive environment for effective governance.