Tanzania appoints new Focal Point to the Nairobi Convention

Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties each appoint a Focal Point in order to help coordinateefforts to protect, manage, and use the Western Indian Ocean at the national level. In practicalterms, this means the Focal Point is responsible for liaising between the Nairobi ConventionSecretariat, other Contracting Parties, and national bodies; coordinating national-level activitiesthat involve multiple stakeholders and…

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First-ever SAPPHIRE Project Steering Committee Meeting Held

On 25-27 June 2019, Focal Points for the Western Indian Ocean Large Marine EcosystemStrategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE) projectmet for the first-ever Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting in Durban, South Africa. TheGEF-funded SAPPHIRE project, executed by the Nairobi Convention and implemented by UNDP,is designed to promote ocean governance by supporting necessary policy…

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