Blue Economy Validation Workshop

Blue Economy Validation Workshop This workshop was organized by Nairobi Convention’s SAPPHIRE project, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi. To access the draft Blue Economy sector reports, visit this link. To access the presentations made during the validation meeting, visit this link. For media coverage on this event, visit: YouTube | LinkedIn

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SAPPHIRE Holds Fifth PSC Meeting

in Gqeberha, South Africa In October 2022, the GEF-funded Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms (SAPPHIRE) Project held its fifth Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting. This meeting was held in person in Gqeberha, South Africa against the backdrop of the 12th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, the premier regional…

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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…

Assisting Women Leaders to Empower Themselves for Better Ocean Governance in the WIO

In September – December 2021, the SAPPHIRE project supported the facilitation of a women’s leadership workshop with WIOMSA. This was the third in a series of leadership workshops and built up on lessons learned during the previous iterations in 2019 and 2020. The participant-focused workshop sought to empower leaders and promote networking to influence marine policy formulation, decision making and implementation.

SOLSTICE-WIO and SAPPHIRE Projects support complimentary policy-relevant research around fisheries

SOLSTICE-WIO and SAPPHIRE Projects support complimentary policy-relevant research around fisheries and supporting environments to benefit WIO countries

Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and Food Security through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO) is a four-year project, funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The project is active in three WIO countries (Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa), with the objective of undertaking novel and collaborative research to understand…

Workshop on Oceanographic Research and Data Collection in North Kenya Bank and Pemba Channel of Tanzania

Objectives of the meeting To discuss the status of oceanographic research and data collection in Kenya and Tanzania Stocktaking on the progress in the oceanographic research in North Kenya Bank and Pemba Channel of Tanzania Identify the modality for data and information sharing and archiving  Expected Outputs The progress of the oceanographic research project by…