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Nairobi Convention Meetings
Tivoli Hotel
Maputo, Mozambique

Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services, and Ecosystems Assessments
30 November - 2 December 2011;


6th Meeting of the Ad hoc Legal and Technical Working Group on ICZM Protocol to the Nairobi Convention
5 - 7 December 2011;


Meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention
8 December 2011


Coral Task Force and Climate Change in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)
8 - 9 December 2011.

Introduction

The Secretariat for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment (Nairobi Convention) is organizing a series of meetings that will be held back to back from 30 November to 8 December 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.

The meetings include:

  1. The Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services and Ecosystems Assessments for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region on 30 November to 2 December, 2011;
  2.  The 6th Meeting of the Ad hoc Legal and Technical Working Group on ICZM Protocol to the Nairobi Convention (LTWG6) on 5 to 7 December, 2011; and
  3. Meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention on 8 December, 2011.

The meetings are as listed below;

1. The Regional Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) Training Course, 30 November to 2 December, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique

The Regional Experts Training Course on Ecosystem Based Management, Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Services, and Ecosystems Assessments for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is being organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, UNEP in partnership with the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Government of Mozambique, within the framework of the UNEP Africa Marine and Coastal Programme.

The training will be held on 30 November to 2 December, 2011.

The goal of the training course is to support Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention to strengthen their capacity for effective management of the marine and coastal environment by strengthening national and regional capacities for scientific environmental data and knowledge management.

The main objective of the course is to build the capacity of senior experts, researchers, managers and integrated coastal management practitioners_ particularly those involved in the development of the Nairobi Convention’s protocol concerning Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and its subsequent implementation_ on: ecosystem based management, valuation of ecosystem goods and services, and ecosystems assessments for enhanced delivery of regular national, regional and global assessment reports and informed planning and decision making processes. 

2. The Sixth Meeting of the Ad hoc Legal and Technical Working Group on the ICZM Protocol to the Nairobi Convention (LTWG6), 5 to 7 December, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat, UNEP in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique are also organizing the 6th Meeting of the Ad hoc Legal and Technical Working Group on the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol to the Nairobi Convention (LTWG6).  

The meeting which will be held on 5 to 7 December, 2011 will convene members of the Ad hoc Legal and Technical Working Group comprising of nominated legal and technical ICZM experts in the Western Indian Ocean region. The experts are drawn from the Nairobi Convention countries which are; Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa.

The objective of the meeting is to review the proposed fifth draft of the ICZM Protocol to the Nairobi Convention developed after the 5th Meeting of the Ad-hoc Legal and Technical Working Group (LTWG5) held on 1 to 3 August 2011, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Notably, Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa that have not been fully involved in the ReCoMaP  programme will be encouraged to further review the text of the draft protocol, terminologies used, and organizational or institutional structure and to share the information widely within Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa.

3. Meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention, 8 December, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat UNEP in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique are further organizing a meeting of Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention on 8 December 2011.

The meeting will convene Focal Points to the Nairobi Convention from Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa.

The objective of the Meeting of Focal Points is to discuss the implementation of the Nairobi Convention’s Work Programme and preparations for the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Nairobi Convention scheduled for 2012.


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