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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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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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Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Marine Protected Areas Outlook

The Western Indian Ocean region has declared 143* marine and coastal areas as protected – an area covering 553,163 square kilometers, representing 7 percent of the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the region – according to the WIO MPA outlook publication released by the UN Environment Programme  (UNEP)-Nairobi  Convention  and  the  Western  Indian  Ocean […]
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