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Western Indian Ocean Science to Policy Platform – 2023

Maputo, Mozambique , Mozambique

The Western Indian Ocean Science to Policy Platform (WIO-SPP) is intended to support the efforts of the Contracting Parties of the Nairobi Convention to integrate relevant scientific evidence and findings into national and regional efforts to protect, manage and develop their coastal and marine environment sustainably. It serves as an intermediary body to bridge the […]

African Ocean Innovation Summit

Africa's Ocean Innovation Summit 5th edition 20 - 22 February 2024 Ocean Innovation Africa is a platform that showcases African initiatives and brings together international entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, businesses and leaders that are working towards creating a positive impact on our Oceans. We believe that innovations led by science, technology and entrepreneurship will provide the […]

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) 26 February to 1 March 2024 at the UNEP

The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) will take place from 26 February to 1 March, 2024 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. As the world’s top decision-making body on the environment, UNEA aims to help restore harmony between humanity and nature, improving the lives of the […]

Introductory Webinar on Fisheries-Related Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures in the Western Indian Ocean. 20th March 2024.

There many different types of area-based fisheries management measures being used that have the potential to qualify as Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) in  the Western Indian Ocean region. During the Nairobi Convention Science to Policy Meeting in Maputo Mozambique on  5th – 7th December 2023, the importance and role of fisheries-related OECMs was […]