Focal Points

The focal points institutions have been supported to operationalize their offices and to initiate a reporting mechanism for the Convention by compiling national status reports on the coastal and marine environment.

The support has also contributed to strengthening the task forces of the Convention, such as the Forum of Academic and Research Institutions (FARI) and the Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF). The national reporting mechanism for the Convention and the strengthened task forces will give guidance on national priorities within coastal and marine management in preparation for the Convention’s Work Programme for 2008 and onwards.

Roles of Nairobi Convention Focal Points

  • To coordinate information flow from national institutions, NGOs and locally based national, bilateral or multilateral projects and ensuring the dissemination of information to and within the convention area.
  • To act as links to other Multilateral Environment Agreements, International Organizations and Fisheries related Conventions. The focal points will report to COP through the Forum of the Focal Points of the Nairobi Convention on areas of synergy between the work plans of all the Conventions at the National level.
  • To ensure inter-sectoral coordination on the implementation of all activities approved by Contracting Parties meeting.
  • To serve as the channel for all formal communications between the Secretariat and the governments and National collaborating institutions and task force members.
  • To participate in preparation of biennial work plans as national experts, and ensure preparation and submission of reports on the implementation of biennial work plans and reports or relevant activities implemented at the national level by Government departments, UN agencies, NGOs. Coordinate the preparation and the state of the marine environment as contribution to the regional report to the COP.
  • To participate in or assure adequate representation at the meetings of the National Focal Points Forum at least once every year and at the COP meetings.
  • To participate in all resource mobilization activities in consultation with the vice chair responsible for and to ensure regular and timely contributions by participating governments to the Eastern African Trust Fund.

Strengthening of the focal points will continue to be a priority, and will build on the momentum generated through the focal point forum, development of specific terms of reference and the initiation of a reporting mechanism for the Convention.

List of Nairobi Convention Focal Points

(Updated: September 2023)

Contracting Party Focal Point Technical Focal Point 
Comoros

Monsieur Ismaël BACHIROU

Directeur de cabinet du Ministre

De l’Agriculture de la Pêche de l’Environnement du Tourisme et de

L’Artisanat
BP 41 Moroni- COMORES
E-mail: ismael_269@yahoo.com

Tel: +269 333 12 10

Monsieur Ambadi Issouf Miradji

Head of Sustainable Development Department

Office of the Directorate General of Environment

B.P; Moroni Union Des Comores

Email: ambadi_issouf@yahoo.fr

Tel: +269 33380 69

France

Ms. Anca LEROY

Juriste / Lawyer – Négociations ONU “BBNJ”, Océan indien, Océanie, Pacifique
Direction de l’Action européenne et internationale/SAI/BBE

Paris La Grande Arche Paroi sud 92055 LA DÉFENSE CEDEX
Tel : +33 140813149 – Mobile : +33 633907502

Email: Anca.Leroy@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

M. Nabil Medaghri Alaoui

Protection internationale des océans
Sous-direction de l’environnement et du climat
Ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères
27 rue de la Convention,
CS 91533, 75732 Paris Cedex 15
Tél. : 01 43 17 70 52

E-mail : nabil.medaghri-alaoui@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Kenya

Hon. Roselinda Soipan Tuya

Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry

NHIF Building 12″‘ Floor, Ragatl Road

P. 0. Box 30126-00100 NAIROBI

Tel: +254 20 2730808/9

Email: cs@environment.go.ke

 

Eng. Festus K. Ng’eno

Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry State Department for Environment & Climate Change

NHIF Building le Floor, Ragati Road

P. 0. Box 30126-00100 NAIROBI

Email: Festus.K.Noeno@environment.go.kepsoffice@environment.go.ke

Tel: +254 20 2730808/9

Mr. Isaak Elmi

Senior Manager

National Environment Management Authority

Email:

Tel:

Madagascar

Mr. Jacquis Rasoanaina

Point Focal National de la Convention de Nairobi

Ministère de l’Environnment, de l’Ecologie, de la Mer et des Forêts, Directeur des Aires Marines Protégèes

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Email: jacquis415@gmail.com; jacquis415@yahoo.fr

Tel:  + 261340562111, +261 34 11 242 49

 

ANDRIAMBOAVONJY Nicolas

Point Focal National de SAPPHIRE

Président National Syndicat du Ministère de l’Environnement SPME

Email: andriamboavonjynicolas@hotmail.fr

Tél: +261 34 08 413 82

Mauritius

Mr. Ravi Shankar SONEA

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management, and Climate Change

10th Floor, Ken Lee Towers, Barracks Street

Port-Louis, Mauritius
Telephone: (+230) 212 7175 | Fax: (+230) 212 8324

Email: rsonea@govmu.org ; menv@govmu.org

Mr. Jogeeswar SEEWOOBADUTH

Director of Environment

Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management, and Climate Change
10th Floor, Ken Lee Towers, Barracks Street

Port-Louis, Mauritius
Telephone: (+230) 212 6080 | Fax: (+230) 212 6671
Mobile : (+230) 5918 9251

Email: jseewoobaduth@govmu.orgmenv@govmu.org

Mozambique

Mr. Hermes Pacule

Ministry of Land and Environment

Email: hermespacule@yahoo.com 

 

 

Cc: Sidonia Muhorro

Email: smuhorro@gmail.com

Tel:  +258-827046470

Seychelles

Ms. Nanette Laure

Director General

Water, Enforcement and Permits Division

Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Seychelles.

Email: n.laure@env.gov.sc

Tel: +248 4670567/566

Annie Simeon (Ms)

Senior Climate Adaptation Officer

Ministry of Agriculture  Climate Change  &  Environment,

Email: annie.simeon@env.gov.sc

Tel:  +248 2822779

Somalia

H.E Amb. Khadija Mohamed (Political Focal Point)

Minister of Environment and Climate Change

The Federal Republic of Somalia

Email: minister@moecc.gov.so

Tel:  +252614211113, 252617008375

 

Dr. Abdullahi Diriiye Khalif (National Operational Focal Point) 

The Federal Republic of Somalia

Email: akhalif@moecc.gov.so 

Kamal Sadik Ahmed

Director of Planning Department

Email: planning@moecc.gov.so

United Republic of Tanzania

Mr. Wankyo Simon Mkono

Vice President’s Office,

United Republic of Tanzania

PO Box 2502 Dodoma

Tel: +255 754591822

Email:  wankyo.mkono@vpo.go.tz

 

Ms. Magdalena Gerald Ngotolainyo

Vice President’s Office,

United Republic of Tanzania

PO Box 2502 Dodoma

Email:magdalena.ngotolainyo@vpo.go.tz

Tel:  +255 754 657 745

 

Maria Omary

Vice President’s Office,

United Republic of Tanzania

WIOSAP Focal Point- Tanzania

Email: maria.omary@vpo.go.tz

Tel: +255 652 503 525

Republic of South Africa

Mr. Lisolomzi Fikizolo

Chief Director

Specialist Monitoring Services

Environment and Sustainable Development.

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 819 2608

Email: Lfikizolo@environment.gov.za

Ms. Tembisa Sineke

Director

Department of Environmental Affairs – Ocean and Coasts Branch, Chief Directorate: Specialist monitoring Services

Directorate: Large Integrated Projects and International Coordination, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Email: tsineke@dffe.gov.za