In executing its Work Programme, the Nairobi Convention collaborates with regional partners on multiple projects. Currently, the Convention is involved in two GEF Projects: WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE, and three other partnership projects.
The WIOSAP Project promotes a science-policy exchange platform to address vital land-based sources and ICZM issues in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region. The SAPPHIRE Project advances information management for ocean governance, evidence-based decision-making, and adaptive management. To meet the needs of the Nairobi Convention a broader Science to Policy Platform (SPP)’ was established.
Additionally, the Nairobi Convention implements Partnership projects that support science-to-policy dialogues and consultations. The ACP MEAs III Programme addresses priority science-to-policy issues by linking policymakers and key coastal and marine environments and sectors for informed policy and decision-making. The Nairobi Convention-SWIOFC partnership project supports the science-to-policy dialogue by promoting the coordination of joint interventions at the national level cooperation between fisheries and environmental management institutions.