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Diverse Task Force Convened to Co-Develop WIO Ocean Governance Strategy

Inspired by, and contributing to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) Cairo Declaration of 2015, Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention adopted  a Decision to develop a Regional Ocean Governance Strategy (ROGS) for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) at their 10th Conference of Parties (COP) in November 2021. The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is actively supporting…

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…

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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…

Mini Symposium: The Contribution of Marine Science in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Western Indian Ocean to the Development of a Regional Ocean Governance Strategy

Mini Symposium: The Contribution of Marine Science in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Western Indian Ocean to the Development of a Regional Ocean Governance Strategy The Nairobi Convention, through the support of SAPPHIRE and the partnership with GIZ through the WIO Governance Initiative, is currently facilitating the development of a Regional Ocean Governance Strategy.…

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…

Madagascar Reaffirms its Commitment to Protect and Manage their Coastal and Marine Resources at One Ocean Summit

The Nairobi Convention recently facilitated the participation of Madagascar at the One Ocean Summit held in Brest, Paris between 9 and 11 February 2022. Madagascar, through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Developmen,t was  elected as the Chair of the Nairobi Convention Bureau November 2021 to  lead the implementation of the 2022 – 2024 work…

Regional Training Workshop on Ocean Governance

This course is designed to raise awareness and build knowledge in the various disciplines associated with ocean governance. It is designed to build a core of experts on ocean governance in the Western Indian Ocean region and covers covers various aspects of ocean governance including opportunities and threats,governance frameworks and tools, the management of various sectors, and the creation of a supportive environment for effective governance.