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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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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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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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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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