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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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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 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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WIOMSA Annual Report – 2019

2019 was a year of remarkable progress and impact for WIOMSA. The 2019 Annual report captures how WIOMSA has worked mindfully and effectively to take advantage of the opportunities presented to work at the intersection of science, management, policy and society in the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean region. The various […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – June 2020

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on MASMA, MARG and the Cities and Coast Project, six newly published papers, regional news, new publications and the naming of a new genus of sea-cucumber- Chantalia conandae- in honour of the former WIOMSA board member and Honorary Member of WIOMSA Prof. Emeritus Chantal Conand. We hope you […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – March 2020

Read the latest WIOMSA Newsbrief which features articles on the UN Decade of Ocean Science in the Western Indian Ocean, newly published papers such as the regional connectivity and the placement of MPAs in the WIO region and the challenges of small scale fisheries. We also cover a range of events that have taken place in […]
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Project Report: Workshop on Geospatial Technology Applied to Smart and Sustainable Coastal Cities. 2-7 December, 2019

The training course aimed at increasing the capacity in the application of geospatial tools in SSCC context; and demonstrating the existing and emerging decision support technology and tools, the workshop covered the following topics: 1. Understanding Smart Sustainable Coastal Cities and Smart Technologies 2. Identifying and mapping urban growth patterns and urban expansion trajectories 3. […]
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Adapting to Climate Change and Enhancing Resilience – A guide to building adaptive capacity and resilience to the impacts of climate change in coastal urban areas

This climate change adaptation guide offers political and technical leaders practical guidance on why it is necessary to respond to climate change and how to develop associated adaptation plans and actions. It provides a comprehensive overview of key climate change adaptation issues of relevance to African local governments and offers tangible examples of good practice. […]
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Regional training workshop on use of constructed wetlands technology for wastewater treatment, Mombasa, Kenya. 18-22 November 2019

The training aimed at 1) giving participants the knowledge and skills to perform basic wetland design and critically assess existing wetlands or wetland proposals and 2) establishing a network of scientists and managers with interests in utilizing CWSs for wastewater management in the region. The course objectives were to raise and enhance awareness on the status and impacts […]
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WIOMSA Newsbrief – December 2019

Read the latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief. The December Newsbrief features articles on WIOMSA’s  annual grantees meeting, news from the Cities and Coast and MASMA competitive grant initiatives, a story on the role of the Western Indian Ocean in the first ever Marine Regions Forum in Berlin,  the kick off meeting of the WIOGEN project, a global study […]
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