Publications

Oil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean region

In view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Baseline study on the status and trends in oil and gas exploration and production in the Western Indian Ocean

Recent finds of oil and gas in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)/ Coastal East Africa (CEA) regions has brought into the limelight, the Indian Ocean region as the new oil frontier in the world. Even though interests in oil and gas in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) sea-board had been there since the...
Author: DR. Emmanuel Kasimbazi (PhD) Regional Consultant
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The Northern Mozambique Channel – a partnership for sustainability

The Northern Mozambique Channel (NMC) holds natural assets of global importance: a hotspot for global marine biodiversity, a future major producer of natural gas, a strategic shipping passage, an international fisheries resource area, an increasingly popular tourism destination, and potentially...
Author: David O. Obura, Peter Scheren, Harifidy O. Ralison, Martin E. Nicoll
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Technical paper on Oil and Gas exploration in the WIO region

In view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
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The Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services and Ecosystems Assessments for Western Indian Ocean Region

A three day regional experts training course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services, and Ecosystems Assessments for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region was organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, UNEP in partnership with the Institute of Marine...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Final Act and The Amended Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean (Amended Nairobi Convention) as adopted on 31 March, 2010.

We the contracting parties, Fully aware of the economic and social value of the marine and coastal environment of the Western Indian Ocean region; Conscious of our responsibilities to manage our marine and coastal environment and natural heritage, including its biological...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Information Management Strategy for the Eastern African Coastal and Marine Environment Clearinghouse Mechanism

The WIO-LaB Project, which addresses some of the major environmental problems and issues related to the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based
activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region aims to improve the existing web-based information system for the...
Author: Prof. Timothy M. Waema
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Regional Projects Reference Document: Western Indian Ocean

     The purpose of this document is to provide a reference for coastal and marine-related institutions and projects in the Western Indian Ocean region. Content has been included as provided by regional projects or institutions active in more than one country in the Western Indian Ocean...
Author: Lucy Scott
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The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Protection of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-Based Sources and Activities

The Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-based sources and activities (SAP) has been completed at a time when it is most needed. The SAP will in particular help the governments in the WIO region to jointly or...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of Land-based Sources and Activities in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

This document presents the results of a series of investigations and expert analyses relating to land-based sources of pollution and other activities that cause the degradation of the coastal and marine environment in the West Indian Ocean (WIO). More specifically, it identifies those elements...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat and Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA).
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