Facilitative agreements

Purpose/Objective:

UNEP and IOC (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Parties") share common goals and objectives with regard to the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources, including biological diversity and wish to collaborate to further these common goals and objectives within their respective mandates and governing rules and regulations.

The Parties concluded this Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter referred to as "MOU") with the aim of consolidating, developing and intensifying their cooperation and their effectiveness to achieve the common goals and objectives in the field of environment.

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Purpose/Objective:

Implementation of the demonstration project entitled " A Constructed Wetland System for Wastewater Management at Shimo la Tewa Prison, Mombasa, Kenya" under the Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB) project by the Coast Development Authority (CDA) - Kenya

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Purpose/Objective:

The MOU supported the Preparation of a national programme of Action for Kenya & Coordination of related Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB) Project Activities.

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The MOU supported the Coordination and implementation of the demonstration project "Potential use of vetiver grass in leachate control and erosion protection activities in Msimbazi Creek, Dar es Salaam".

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Preparation of a New Action Strategy for the Western Indian Ocean region. The new Action Strategy was informed by analytical reviews of current and emerging environmental challenges in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. The New Action Strategy was also  aligned to the regional coordination mechanism of the Nairobi Convention and the Eastern African Trust Fund including a strengthened Nairobi Convention Secretariat, fundraising options and mechanisms in line with Decision CP6/4 of COP6.

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Nairobi Convention Secretariat in partnership with WIOMSA organized a regional conference on "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the Western Indian Ocean region: Solutions to the crisis" and a meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention held back to back with the regional conference on 21 - 24 March 2011 in Grande Baie, Mauritius.

In addition, WIOMSA in partnership with the Nairobi Convention Secretariat developed a work programme that operationalized the Consortium for Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in Westem Indian Ocean (WIO-C) based on the approved Work Programme 2008-2011 of the Nairobi Convention and specifically, the priorities outlined in the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Western Indian Ocean.

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Purpose/Objective:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) accepted the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique to host the Seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention (Seventh COP7) in Maputo, Mozambique from the 10 to 14 December 2012 and contributed to its cost.

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UNEP and IUCN built on the successes and lessons from the first phase of the Mangrove for the Future Initiative implemented in Asia, and developed a project proposal on Enhancing resilience of coastal systems in the Western Indian Ocean region covering Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania. The project was designed to contribute to addressing restoration, protection and management of critical habitats in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

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Purpose/Objective:

Over the years, Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention endorsed ecosystem approaches and prioritized capacity building on Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) for the conservation of the coastal and marine areas as per Decision CP5/2 of COPs and the Strategic Action Programme for the Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-based Sources and Activities (WIO-SAP 2010). As part of UNEP's Marine and Coastal Strategy, UNEP supported a regional training workshop on Ecosystem Approaches to Coastal and Ocean Management in Eastern Africa, held in Mombasa in October 2008, organized by the Nairobi Convention in partnership with Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Organisation (WIOMSA), UNDOALOS and the Government of Israel to introduce the concept of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) tools and skills to government officials and managers in the WIO region. The outcome of the workshop included recommendations for further capacity buiIding on EBM in order to operationalise EBM. 

IMS was established in 1978 as a Centre of Excellence for marine resources development in Eastern Africa. As a Centre of Excellence LMS is a lead ing institution in the WIO region in training, research and development in all aspects of marine and coastal management.

a) The main objective of the leadership training workshop was to equip senior policy makers in the WIO region with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills for better understanding and advocacy on the use of integrated approaches to the management of marine and coastal ecosystems; and the development of policies that are critical for the management and enhanced delivery of marine and coastal ecosystem services.

b) The main objective of the experts training workshop was to build the capacity of expelts, managers and practitioners on integrated ecosystems assessment and valuation of ecosystem goods and services for the purpose of improved reporting on critical ecosystems, and to facilitate decision making processes.

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Purpose/Objective:

Development of a regional synthesis report on status of birds and their habitats listed in the Protocol concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region launched during the Seventh Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention held in 2012.

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