Save the Date: Nairobi Convention Partners’ Meeting
Theme: ‘Enhancing resilience and the health of the Western Indian Ocean: 2022-2024 Partners Programme’
The Nairobi Convention seeks to establish new partnerships and strengthen working relationships with partners — WIO-C, RECs, Regional Commissions, Fisheries Bodies and Scientific bodies — to support and facilitate sustainable management of coastal and marine resources in the region. This is following the Nairobi Convention’s Contracting Parties call for the strengthening and enhancement of existing partnerships between states, multilateral organizations, civil society and private sector and stresses the importance of developing new strategies to harness other expertise, information and technology that the region would otherwise not have access to.
The planned 30-31 August, 2021 Partners’ Meeting seeks to chart a way for strengthened and targeted approach towards partnerships for regional protection of the coastal and marine environment, management and development. The meeting is organized pursuant to the Ninth Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention Decision CP.9/13. It will focus on Partners’ efforts in addressing existing and emerging regional issues in the Western Indian Ocean, implementation of projects, activities and initiatives, and explore possible synergies and joint actions towards conservation, management, and sustainable use of the Western Indian Ocean coastal and marine resources.
- Partners’ responses and interventions to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on the marine and coastal environment at national and regional scale, with proposed actions and policy recommendations for the period 2022-2024.
- Increased awareness of the cumulative impacts of Partners in addressing COVID-19 crisis and other challenges in the Western Indian Ocean region.
- Partners’ recommendations on potential areas of collaboration, joint actions and partnership prioritized for 2022-2024.
- Representatives of WIO-C members, representatives of regional economic communities (RECs), regional fisheries bodies, Forum for Academic and Research Institutions (FARI), representative of regional commissions, representative of Nairobi Convention Secretariat, active regional projects in the WIO region, CBOs, other partners, forums, networks and associations.