The Nairobi Convention is excited to announce that Somalia has appointed a new Focal Point, Kenadid Mumin Cali. Mr. Cali is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Environment and Climate Change at the Office of the Prime Minister of Somalia. Mr. Cali now serves as Somalia’s Focal Point for two Regional Seas programmes—the Nairobi Convention and the Jeddah Convention. The Nairobi Convention welcomes Mr. Cali to the Focal Points network and looks forward to working with him to deepen its engagement in Somalia!
Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties each appoint a Focal Point in order to help coordinate efforts to protect, manage, and use the Western Indian Ocean at the national level. In practical terms, this means the Focal Point is responsible for liaising between the Nairobi Convention Secretariat, other Contracting Parties, and national bodies; coordinating national-level activities that involve multiple stakeholders and “users” of the oceans; and providing national input into regional-level projects and processes.