nairobi convention in tanzania, Co-managing Mkinga District's Coastal and Marine Resources

Co-managing Mkinga District’s Coastal and Marine Resources

Read about efforts being made in coastal villages in Tanzania’s Mkinga District, as the community integrates into the co-management of their coastal and marine resources. It is taking the collaborative efforts between government bodies, international organizations, and local stakeholders to preserve biodiversity, establish sustainable livelihoods, and mitigate climate change challenges through marine spatial planning, habitat…

Capacity development in Marine Spatial Planning Tools and Information Management in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Capacity development in Marine Spatial Planning Tools and Information Management in the Western Indian Ocean Region The workshop’s objectives are to raise awareness of the regional Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) strategy for the Western Indian Ocean, promote harmonization of MSP processes among different government levels, enhance national capacities for information and data management in support…

Webinar Series on Marine Spatial Planning

Webinar Series on Marine Spatial Planning The Nairobi Convention and SwAM- the Swedish Agency of Marine and Water Management, are hosting a webinar series on marine spatial planning in the first quarter of 2023. “We are expecting around 40 participants from six countries in East Africa’s Western Indian Ocean region”, says Ida Lindbergh, analyst at…

Nairobi Convention at the 12th WIOMSA Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium is the largest open scientific conference focused on the marine and coastal environment in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). It is a unique, regionwide, and global platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange, capacity development, strategic action, and cooperation. The 12th edition of the WIOMSA Scientific Symposium…

wio symphony

Join the Symphony!

Launch of the WIO Symphony Tool The WIO region’s ocean assets are of high value but are under immense pressure from unsustainable exploitation.  Better marine spatial planning (MSP) is therefore dire, in order to meet local and global demands on the limited ocean resources and secure the assets for continued economic and social benefits for…

Mini Symposium: Launch of the ‘WIO Symphony’ tool for regional cumulative impact assessment in the WIO

Mini Symposium: Launch of the ‘WIO Symphony’ tool for regional cumulative impact assessment in the WIO – a transparent support tool for ecosystem-based Marine Spatial Planning This mini-symposium will launch ‘WIO Symphony’, a product of 4-year cooperation with contributions from over 50 members of Nairobi Convention member states and international partners. WIO Symphony is a…

Special Session: Addressing the Three Planetary Crises

Special Session: Addressing the Three Planetary Crises Through the Implementation of the Western Indian Ocean Strategic Action Programme The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is recognized globally for its unique biological richness, natural beauty and high ecological and socio-economic value. The WIO region’s coastal habitats, which include coastal forests, sand dunes, beaches, rocky shores, mangroves, seagrass…