Publications

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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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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Regional Workshop on Contribution of Blue Capital to a Green economy

The regional workshop for contribution of blue capital to green economy was convened in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles from the 11th to the 13th December 2013. The aim of the meeting was to Develop an understanding of the concept of blue capital as contribution to a green economy...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Report of the Meeting of Focal Points held on September 2013


Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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First Negotiations Meeting on the Text of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol to the Amended Nairobi Convention

The first negotiation meeting on the text of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in western Indian Ocean Region was held on 25 and 26 September 2013 in Cape Town South Africa. The
meeting was organized in response to decision CP7/3 on ‘Development of a Protocol on...
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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Institutional Analysis for Mangroves for the Future: Understanding the resilience of coastal systems

This section provides a synthesis of the current status of Institutions and the various governance frameworks that may have a role to play in management of the marine and coastal environment, generally in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, and also more specifically in the three countries...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Situational Analysis for Mangroves for the Future: Understanding the resilience of coastal systems

The purpose of this situation analysis is to better understand ecological and social coastal systems in Eastern Africa with a view to identifying key areas and effective strategies through which MFF can contribute to the
conservation, restoration and sustainable management of coastal...
Author: Melita Samoilys, George Waweru Maina, Julie Church, Brigid Mibei, Marta Monjane, Abdulla Shah, Doris Mutta and Mine Pabari
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Status of Birds in the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Nairobi Convetion Area: Regional Synthesis Report

Birds are a vital part of the world’s biodiversity and occur in almost all habitats worldwide. This means that they can be good indicators of the state of the habitats and ecosystems they occur in. Coastal bird diversity is high in the Western Indian Ocean, partly due to the high numbers of...
Author: Christina Moseley, Ademola Ajagbe and Jared Bosire
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