marine regions forum 2023, ocean governance

Marine Regions Forum 2023 Recap

The Marine Regions Forum 2023, hosted by Tanzania and Seychelles in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, served as a collaborative platform for experts to exchange knowledge on ocean governance. The forum aimed to enhance cooperation and coordination, emphasizing practical strategies for sustainable practices. Topical Strands Tackling the Triple Planetary Crisis: Addressed climate change, biodiversity…

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Inclusivity and Innovation In Ocean Governance Take Center Stage at the Marine Regions Forum

On the second day of the Marine Regions Forum, stakeholders gathered to explore innovative ways to strengthen regional governance. In-depth discussions on co-designing sustainable ocean management and articulating marine spatial planning initiatives for co-creation of regional visions were the focus of workshop sessions centred on fostering a sustainable blue economy. The sessions focused on harnessing…

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Nairobi Convention Countries Adopt the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol

A historic event saw the Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties unanimously agree to, adopt, and sign the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol for the Western Indian Ocean after thirteen years of dedicated negotiations. This unfolded at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries held on 11-12 September 2023 in the picturesque Antananarivo, Madagascar, and followed four intergovernmental negotiation…

Update: The Development of the Western Indian Ocean Information Management Strategy

At the 10th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention, Contracting Parties to the Secretariat and Partners to develop an Information Management Strategy (IMS) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, compliant with COP Decision 10.5. To this end, the Nairobi Convention is collaborating with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through the “Western Indian…

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…

Second Round Regional Workshops

Second Round Regional WorkshopsRegional Workshop on ocean governance and the science-policy interface (Component I) and in support of the development of the third World Ocean Assessment (Component II) for the Indian Ocean (including the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal), the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and the ROPME/RECOFI regions The Division for…

Regional Ocean Governance & Information Management Strategy (IMS/ROGS) Write-shop, Zanzibar

Regional Ocean Governance & Information Management Strategy (IMS/ROGS) Write-shop, Zanzibar The United Nations Environment Programme – Nairobi Convention Secretariat in collaboration with the GIZ-funded Western Indian Ocean Governance Initiative (WIOGI) welcomes you to participate in the collaborative leadership sessions, technical dialogues, and write-shop for the drafting of the two regional strategies on ocean governance and…