2021 Science to Policy Platform

The Nairobi Convention, together with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), hosted the sixth Science to Policy Platform on 23-25 March. The meeting was coordinated with support from the GEF-funded WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects, the “Partnership project for marine and coastal governance and fisheries management for sustainable blue growth (NC-SWIOFC) and the EU Capacity Building Related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (EU-MEAs) project.

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Tim Andrew to lead SAPPHIRE project as Coordinator

We would like to inform you that Ms. Sinikinesh Beyene Jimma, who joined UNEP in 2018 as Senior Programme Management Officer, is now the new Portfolio Manager/Chief GEF-International Waters Unit, within the Marine and Freshwater Branch of UNEP’s Ecosystems Division, Nairobi. We extend our sincere thanks to Sinikinesh for her contribution in policy and strategy formulation, programme design…

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New Guidelines aim to support sustainable management of Western Indian Ocean water resources

For many communities living in the Western Indian Ocean region, rivers are an essential resource for food, employment, and energy. A new publication, Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region, aims to help communities and governments manage these water resources to sustain rivers and the ecosystems, wildlife, and the…

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Nature Based Work by Nairobi Convention

The Western Indian Ocean region ranks as one of the most biodiverse in the world. From the rich biological reservoir that is the Northern Mozambique Channel to the unique coastal ecosystems supporting endangered marine life to the scores of species found nowhere else on earth, this biodiversity is intrinsic to human lives, economies, and health…

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