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Welcome to the Nairobi Convention

The Nairobi Convention provides a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions in the Eastern and Southern African region that enables the Contracting Parties to harness resources and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups towards solving interlinked problems of the coastal and marine environment including critical national and transboundary issues.

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region was signed in 1985 and came into force in 1996, making it one of 17 regional seas conventions and action plans. The Convention was amended and adopted in April, 2010.

The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention are Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa. More...

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Regional State of Coast report for the Western Indian region


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Meetings and Events

The Nairobi Convention Partnership on Science to Policy Forum on 11-12 October, 2016; Area Based Planning tools and Exploring Regional Cooperation in the WIO to Implement the U.N Oceans
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 Call for applications Training of trainers in MPA law in the Western Indian Ocean
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 Second Negotiations Meeting on the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Nairobi Convention, Nairobi Convention Focal Points Meeting and IDDR-IUCN Workshop on Southern Indian Ocean Project. Ebene, Mauritius from 21 - 25 March 2016- Find out more