The Development of a WIO Information Management Strategy

Multi-stakeholder Working Group constituted to develop an Information Management Strategy for the Western Indian Ocean In November 2021 at the 10th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention, Contracting Parties made a commitment to develop an Information Management Strategy (IMS) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, under Decision CP.10/5. The Nairobi Convention is implementing…

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Building Collective Leadership for the Development of a Western Indian Ocean Governance Strategy

Together with the Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and GIZ, the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI) is part of a Support Team helping to build collective leadership capacity for a participatory Regional Ocean Governance Strategy (ROGS) development process. Several meetings convening and engaging a diverse and talented multi-stakeholder ROGS Task…

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Land-Sea Integration Projects in KwaZulu-Natal Launched

PRESS RELEASE The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, with support from the Nairobi Convention’s Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonisation and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE) project, today launched Land-Sea Integration demonstration projects with a focus on KwaZulu-Natal. The DEFF has identified three areas to implement a demonstration pilot within three municipalities which will be the…

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The 6th WIOSAP PSC Meeting in Madagascar

Reflecting into the future The WIOSAP Project held its sixth WIOSAP PSC in Nosy Be, Madagascar between 6-7 July 2022. The meeting provided strategic guidance for effective implementation of WIOSAP’s activities based on its Mid-Term Review (MTR) findings and recommendations. The sixth WIOSAP PSC meeting was attended by Nairobi Convention Focal Points, the WIOSAP project’s…

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National Validation Workshop Focusing on Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA) Report

Mauritius, June 2022 A national validation workshop focusing on the Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analysis (MEDA) Report, aiming to provide a comprehensive state of the marine environment including information on the environment, socioeconomics, threats and legislation opened, today, in Port Louis. The Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano; the United…

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Towards an Integrated Western Indian Ocean Ocean Governance Strategy

“The African ocean territories are of strategic importance on the continent, as they provide opportunities to fisheries, aquaculture, and blue economy activities,” Ms. Olushola Olayide, from the African Union (AU) proclaimed in her opening remarks at the virtual meeting of Regional Economic Communities and Commissions on the Development of an Ocean Governance Strategy for the Western…

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