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Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention

This document details a comprehensive programme of action for the Nairobi Convention to address its Climate Change Strategy developed in 2015. Recent assessment of available information indicates that the western Indian Ocean region (WIO) will follow global trends with regards to changes...
Author: The Nairobi Convention
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Report of the first workshop under the auspices of the United Nations in support of the regular process for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) regi

The government of Mozambique organized a workshop for the Southern and Western Indian Ocean region from 1 to 3 August 2012 in Maputo, Mozambique in support of the Regular Process for the Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects. The...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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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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The Nairobi Convention Brochure

The Nairobi Convention is a partnership
between governments, civil society
and the private sector, working
towards a prosperous Western Indian
Ocean Region with healthy rivers,
coasts and oceans. It pursues this
vision by providing a mechanism for...
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Report of the Meeting of Focal Points held on 26 February in Mombasa, Kenya

Focal Points, government representatives as well as representatives of partner organisations, Indian Ocean
Commission and UNEP attended the Nairobi Convention Focal Points Meeting on 26 February 2014 in
Mombasa, Kenya. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat for the Nairobi...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Report of the Regional Workshop on facilitating description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas in the Southern Indian Ocean region

In paragraph 36 of decision X/29, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) requested the Executive Secretary to work with Parties and other Governments as well as competent organizations and regional initiatives, such as the Food and Agriculture...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Technical discussion paper on Coordination Mechanism for the Nairobi Convention and Protocols

The Nairobi Convention’s Work Programme is implemented through a broad based coordination structure that
constitutes the Programme Coordination Office in Nairobi which provides strategic direction; a Bureau of
Contracting Parties that provides guidance in the implementation of the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Resilient Coasts: Strengthening the resilience of coastal socio-ecological systems in the Western Indian Ocean, a partnership programme

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) was initially catalysed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and
led to the development of the MFF-Asia programme. Discussions to extend this programme to the Western
Indian Ocean (WIO) soon developed among countries in WIO region, but it was...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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First International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean region

Mangrove forests provide an array of ecosystem goods and services which support the livelihoods of millions of people in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)region. However, thedecline of these spatially limited ecosystems due to multiple global and local pressures is increasing, and...
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Special Session on Oil and Gas in the Western Indian Ocean: Opportunities and potential risks to the coastal and marine environment

The Special Session on Oil and Gas was organized by WIOMSA, the Nairobi Convention Secretariat and the University of Eduardo Mondlane to discuss emerging issues related to oil and gas exploration and development, and impacts on marine and coastal environment. In particular, the session was...
Author: WIOMSA
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