WIOSAP project

(Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities)

Activities on land—such as development, pollution, deforestation, and more—place enormous stress on our oceans, putting our health, jobs, and ecosystems at risk.

The Nairobi Convention, whose ten Member States have pledged to reduce land-based stresses on the Western Indian Ocean, is well-placed to harness the capacity, partnerships, and political will necessary to tackle such a large problem. For this reason, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave funding to the Convention to implement the WIOSAP project.

WIOSAP strives to reduce these land-based stresses by protecting critical habitats, improving water quality, and managing river flows. Read about on-the-ground project, progress, reports and publications, and more below.

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Project Summary

  • Project Status: Active
  • Implementing Agency: UNEP
  • Executing Agency: Nairobi Convention Secretariat
  • Project Period: >2016 – 2021
  • GEF Grant: USD 10,867,000
  • Participating Countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, France – Non project beneficiary