Our Projects

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat has successfully implemented various projects within the Western Indian Ocean region through funding from organizations such as GEF and the Governments of Norway and Sweden and through partnerships with other organizations such as Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Birdlife International, African Union (AU), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), WWF and IUCN. These include the project Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB) project (funded by GEF in 2004-2010) and the African Marine and Coastal Programme (Funded by Government of Sweden in 2011-2016).
Oil and Gas exploration and development

Project status: Proposed

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The Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonisation and Institutional Reforms (WIO LME SAPPHIRE)

Purpose/Objective:

Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national legislation...

Project status: Proposed

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Transboundary Marine Protected Area between Kenya & the United Republic of Tanzania

Purpose/Objective:

The Trans Boundary Conservation Area between Kenya and Tanzania was identified as a marine protected area. The Contracting Parties in collaboration with the Secretariat developed a project on sustainable financing and management of marine protected areas in...

Project status: Proposed

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Northern Mozambique Channel innitiative (NMC)

Purpose/Objective:

The premise of the NMC initiative is to support the countries in the region to value, protect, and even enhance the natural ocean assets that are central to their economies.

Project status: Proposed

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Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation of Deep-sea living Marine Resources and Ecosystems in the Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

Purpose/Objective:

It enhances the sustainability of deep-sea living resources and biodiversity conservation in the ABNJ through the systematic application of an ecosystem approach that improves sustainable management practices for deep-sea fisheries and area-based planning...

Project status: Proposed

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Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB)

Purpose/Objective:

To address the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities in countries bordering the Western Indian Ocean (WIO).

Project status: Closed

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Preparation of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the marine and coastal environment of the Western Indian Ocean

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Project status: Closed

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Assessment and Control of marine pollution from land-based activities in the Eastern African region

Project status: Closed

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Strengthening the coordination mechanism, management, and assessment activities within the Nairobi and Abidjan Conventions

Project status: Closed

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UNEP Africa Marine and Coastal Programme

Project status: Closed

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