Western Indian Ocean Science to Policy Platform – 2023

Western Indian Ocean Science to Policy Platform – 2023Maputo, MozambiqueTheme: Addressing Global Targets in the WIO in support of a Sustainable Blue Economy The 2023 Western Indian Ocean Science to Policy Platform meeting is being organized in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), and with support of the GEF-funded WIOSAP and…

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…

Marine Regions Forum Conference 2023

Marine Regions Forum – 2023 The second Marine Regions Forum will takes place in the Western Indian Ocean region. The Marine Regions Forum strives to support transformations toward integrated and collaborative ocean governance for marine regions by advancing multi-stakeholder dialogue, facilitating exchanges of good practices, and strengthening cooperation within and among marine regions. It aims…

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…

Integrating Research into Marine Conservation – The Seychelles

A Q&A with Dr. Jude Bijoux- Marine Conservation, Fisheries and Climate Change Adaptation Consultant The fisheries sector in the Seychelles archipelago is well developed with artisanal fisheries, semi-industrial fisheries and industrial fisheries providing food security and employment opportunities for the community. According to the World Bank, the sector is the second largest in the country…

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…

2021 Science to Policy Platform

The Nairobi Convention, together with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), hosted the sixth Science to Policy Platform on 23-25 March. The meeting was coordinated with support from the GEF-funded WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects, the “Partnership project for marine and coastal governance and fisheries management for sustainable blue growth (NC-SWIOFC) and the EU Capacity Building Related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (EU-MEAs) project.