Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Commissions in the Western Indian Ocean region
Last week, the Nairobi Convention organized a meeting with relevant Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Commissions in the Western Indian Ocean region, with the goal of forging partnerships to enhance sustainable management of coastal and marine resources. Participants identified several avenues for collaboration with RECs, including developing blue economy strategies, strengthening Green Port Development Guidelines, creating regional monitoring programmes, and more. For additional opportunities for collaboration with RECs for sustainable management of costal and marine resources, click here.
Nairobi Convention SAPHIRRE Project in the News: New project to boost capacity development, improve ocean governance
The Sapphire project will support the necessary policy and legal reforms, investments and capacity building requirements in various areas, including policy harmonisation and management reforms towards improved ocean governance, community engagement and empowerment in sustainable resources management and also private sector and industry commitment to mainstream ecosystem management in their operations and management practices…….read more
Coastal wetland resilience to climate change: modelling ecosystem response to rising sea level and salinity in a variable climate
This study investigates coastal wetland ecosystem resilience to sea level rise by modelling sea level rise trajectories and the impact on vegetation communities for a coastal wetland in South Africa and suggests that variability in flow may be a key factor in balancing wetland resilience….read more
President of Seychelles delivers live TV address 124 metres below ocean’s surface
We need decisive, coordinated international action. The deep ocean is the beating heart of the planet, yet we have better maps of planet Mars than we do of the ocean floor. This needs to change, as we gather the information available to identify priority areas for protection,” said The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure…..read more
Seychelles Moving towards a Bluer Economy
Seychelles is moving forward with its plans to develop a blue economy, based on the sustainable use of its ocean resources…..read more
The future of resilience-based management in coral reef ecosystems
This study reviews the potential of resilience-based management to help sustain coral reefs in the 21st century. The authors argue that for resilience-based management to be effective in a changing world, reef management strategies need to involve both existing and new interventions that together reduce stress, support the fitness of populations and species, and help people and economies to adapt to a highly altered ecosystem……read more
Securing a Just Space for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Blue Economy
This study brings insights from social science and Small Scale Fisheries to explore how ocean governance might better account for social dimensions of fisheries….read more
Resilience and social capital: The engagement of fisheries communities in marine spatial planning
This paper explores the challenges of marine spatial planning processes by looking at the possibilities for fisheries communities to mobilize their social capital – in the form of bonding, bridging or linking – in order to re-position and to empower themselves in these processes. This paper aims to uncover the resilience of local communities that deploy social capital in order to influence MSP processes and safeguard their own interests….read more
Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
As the prospect of catastrophic effects from climate change becomes increasingly likely, a search is on for innovative ways to reduce the risks. One potentially powerful and low-cost strategy is to recognize and protect natural carbon sinks – places and processes that store carbon, keeping it out of Earth’s atmosphere……read more
Technical Adviser (Fisheries and Environment Project Coordination)
This joint Nairobi Convention and SWIOFC project entitled ‘’A Partnership for Marine and Coastal Governance and Fisheries Management for Sustainable Blue Growth’’, will support collaboration between the fisheries and environment sectors.
Find more details and apply HERE
Closing date: 2 May 2019
Nairobi Convention Newsletter
We are delighted to share with you the first issue of the Nairobi Convention Newsletter of 2019, which includes updates on what countries in the Western Indian Ocean region are doing to protect, manage, and develop their coastal and marine environment through various projects executed by the Convention. Enjoy the reading.
You can access it HERE