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...
In Focus: Theme: ‚ÄúPartnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean‚ÄĚ.
Brief of the Seventh Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention , 10 - 14 December 2012 in
UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat in close collaboration with the host and Chair of the Bureau for the Nairobi Convention, the Government of Mozambique, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CORDIO East Africa organized the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) for the Nairobi Convention that was held from 10-14 December 2012, at Avenida Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique.
Nairobi Convention highlights
Call for expression of interest to participate in the development of a Regional State of the Coast Report and to contribute to the first World Oceans Assessment Report.