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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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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Strategic Roadmap

WIOMSA and UN Habitat commissioned Arup to prepare a ‘Roadmap for the Development of the Blue Economy in Coastal Cities’, which provides recommendations for cities in current and future blue economy planning, activities and investment. The Roadmap provides strategic and operational blue economy recommendations across case study cities, which stakeholders are encouraged to also read […]
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Coastal Cities of the Western Indian Ocean Region and the Blue Economy: Case Study – Kilifi

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 Kilifi, focusing on strategic and operational opportunities for the city and its blue economy stakeholders, informed by […]
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WIOMSA Magazine – Issue No.14: December 2021

The special feature of Issue 14 is a story on Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, managed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which has just received a gold level Blue Park Award; becoming East Africa’s first ever Blue Park! The announcement of the award by the Marine Conservation Institute was done early this morning.  “We are excited to see […]
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Measuring Multidimensional Climate Risks in East Africa’s Coastal Cities

WIOMSA in partnership with the Stimson Center has released a new report on “Measuring Multidimensional Climate Risks in East Africa’s Coastal Cities,” with case studies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya. The report was launched at COP 26 in Glasgow Scotland  on the 3rd of November where the  Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability […]
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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2020

The WIOMSA 2020 Annual Report, which details the Association’s activities in a year marked by Covid-19 challenges and a period of transition. Despite the unprecedented challenges, WIOMSA has worked hard to adapt and seize new opportunities, as well as re-evaluate numerous aspects of its operations, in order to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality products and […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – September 2021

Read all the compelling stories in the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief! Here’s what we have featured in the September Newsbrief: the winners of the 2021 WIOMSA  awards; the launch of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Outlook by the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA; and the celebration of the first ever MPA […]
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The State of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Even though our oceans feed and employ us, produce half of the oxygen on earth, help regulate our climate, and are rich with ingredients for life-saving medicines, they are being degraded by human activities. We dump over 8 million tonnes of litter into the ocean every year. 30% of fisheries are overexploited, while illegal fishing practices costs the […]
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Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region

For many communities living in the Western Indian Ocean region, rivers are an essential resource for food, employment, and energy. A new publication, Guidelines for the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region, aims to help communities and governments manage these water resources to sustain rivers and the ecosystems, wildlife, and the human livelihoods […]
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