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The United Nations Ocean Decade for Africa: the science we need for the ocean we want in Africa

“The United Nations Ocean Decade for Africa: the science we need for the ocean we want in Africa” booklet  has been published by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOC AFRICA), UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa. […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – April 2022

The  Newsbrief features some insightful stories from WIOMSA and partners in the region. We have showcased the  launch of the Climate Change Policy and Adaptation Planning for Mombasa County Government, Kenya. We highlight a story from the next generation of Coastal and Marine custodians from Seychelles and share real experiences from our early career researchers […]
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Economic consequences of unmanaged plastics and economic opportunities in the Western Indian Ocean: steps toward action plans

This paper is the second of the three interrelated studies focusing on environment, human health, and economics. More specifically, it aims to review and evaluate: (i) The economic consequences of unmanaged plastics; (ii) The economic incentives for each country to reduce the leakage of plastics into the environment through increased reuse and recycling (to establish […]
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A Review of Marine Plastic Litter in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Effectiveness of measures undertaken and opportunities

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; the resultant ecological, human health and economic impacts; and measures undertaken by different institutions to address the challenges and highlight opportunities which can be harnessed […]
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Marine Plastic Litter in the WIO Region: Status, implications on the environment, human populations and effectiveness of measures and opportunities. A Synthesis Report

In 2020, the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA through the Group of Experts on Marine Litter and Microplastics commissioned three inter-related regional assessments on the status of marine litter and microplastics; the resultant ecological, human health and economic impacts; and measures undertaken by different institutions to address the challenges and highlight opportunities which can be harnessed […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2021

The WIOMSA Newsbrief contains several interesting stories from WIOMSA and  partners for the October-December quarter. Here’s what is featured in the Newsbrief: the 2021 MASMA and Cities and Coasts Grantees meeting, the Western Indian Ocean Certification of Marine Protected Area Professionals (WIO-COMPAS) Programme holds its first certification renewals; the 10th Conference of Parties of the […]
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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Status Report

“WIOMSA and UN Habitat commissioned Arup to prepare A ‘Status Report’ which outlines more broadly the current situation concerning the blue economy in coastal cities across the region. The Status Report has compiled key points and recommendations from each City case study
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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Case Study – Port Louis

Commissioned by WIOMSA and UN Habitat and produced by Arup, this report offers knowledge resources for city and national government stakeholders, WIOMSA, UN Habitat, private sector and civil society. This case study provides specific blue economy recommendations for Port Louis, focusing on strategic and operational opportunities for the city and its blue economy stakeholders, informed […]
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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Case Study – Mombasa

Commissioned by WIOMSA and UN Habitat and produced by Arup, this report offers knowledge resources for city and national government stakeholders, WIOMSA, UN Habitat, private sector and civil society. This case study provides specific blue economy recommendations for Mombasa, focusing on strategic and operational opportunities for the city and its blue economy stakeholders, informed by […]
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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Case Study – Dar es Salaam

Commissioned by WIOMSA and UN Habitat and produced by Arup, this report offers knowledge resources for city and national government stakeholders, WIOMSA, UN Habitat, private sector and civil society. This case study provides specific blue economy recommendations for Dar es Salaam focusing on strategic and operational opportunities for the city and its blue economy stakeholders, […]
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