Publications

Report of the Science for Policy Workshop

The Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) and its two protocols (Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region and Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution in...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Technical Discussion Paper on Climate Change and policy implications for the WIO region

Although the African continent contributes less that 4 per cent of total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, it is one of the most vulnerable and least resilient to climate change. Climate change affects major economic sectors
of the African states, and the livelihoods of millions, with huge...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”

The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”, which was held at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava, Mauritius from 21st to 23rd March 2011, was jointly organized by WIOMSA, MOI, UNEP/Nairobi Convention...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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State of Ratification of the LBSA Protocol to the Nairobi Convention: Challenges and Solutions for the Western Indian Ocean

This abridged version of the Regional Policy Paper covers the state of ratification of the recently adopted Land Based Sources and Activities Protocol to the Amended Nairobi
Convention (LBSA Protocol), and addresses various challenges and proposed solutions towards ratification and...
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The Third Authors Workshop on preparation of the Regional State of Coast Report for the WIO region

The Third Authors workshop for the Regional State of The Coast Report (RSOC) for the Western Indian Ocean region was held on the 25-26 August 2014 at the Lake Naivasha Country Club in Naivasha, Kenya. At the kind invitation of the Government of Kenya, it was organized by WIOMSA and the Nairobi...
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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National Reporting Template

The Nairobi Convention was adopted in 1985, and came into force in 1996. The Convention was amended in April 2010 to take into account emerging issues and trends at both global and regional levels, particularly those that have implications on the management of the coastal and marine environment...
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 Second Authors’ workshop for the Regional State of the Coast Report (RSOC) for the Western Indian Ocean region

The Second Authors’ workshop for the Regional State of the Coast Report (RSOC) for the Western Indian Ocean region was held on the 26 to28 February 2014 at the Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya. At the kind invitation of the Government of Kenya, it was organized by WIOMSA and the Nairobi...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
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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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