Publications

Focal Points Meeting

The Nairobi Convention holds a Conference of Contracting Parties (COP) every two years to review the implementation of decisions of past COPs. The Eighth Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention (COP8) was held on 22-24 June 2015 in Mahe, Seychelles.
Author: The Nairobi Conventiion
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Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Flora and Fauna in the Eastern Africa Region (SPAW Protocol)

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (as amended 2010), and its Protocol concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora (SPAW Protocol) in the Eastern African Region and the Protocol...
Author: Dr Akunga Momanyi
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Analysis of Options for Strengthening the Operational Functioning of the Nairobi Convention Secretariat

The need to strengthen the institutional framework for coordination and support to 1.implementation of the Nairobi Convention has been recognised by Contracting Parties at successive COPs and is reflected in COP Decisions including Decision CP6/4: Strengthening the Secretariat and CP7/10...
Author: the Nairobi Convention
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Nairobi Convention Regional CC Programme Final

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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Science for Policy Report 2014

The Science for Policy Consultative Meeting for the Western Indian Ocean region was held on the 27th of August 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya. The meeting was jointly organized by the Nairobi Convention Secretariat and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association. The meeting brought together...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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A Western Indian Ocean Approach for Incorporating Marine Spatial Planning in the Blue Economy

Given the coastal and environmental opportunities and challenge facing the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), it makes sense to better integrate existing legal and management tools, and look for creative and novel solutions to existing problems (UNEP-Nairobi Convention & WIOMSA 2015).
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Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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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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Regional Strategy for Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Coastal and Marine Areas of the WIO Region: Summary for Policymakers

In October 2010, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), with financial support from the Swedsh International Devleopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA), contracted with International Resources Group (IRG) in Washington, DC to prepare a draft regional strategy for addressing...
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
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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 Second Negotiations Meeting on the Text of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean

In decision CP7/3 on ‘Development of a Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management’, the Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region agreed to negotiate a...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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