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Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU)

The RCU for the Nairobi Convention was established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the Government of Seychelles.

The First Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Nairobi Convention,held in Sychelles, March, 1997, adopted a long-term Work Programme of Action and conferred to the Nairobi Convention RCU, the responsibilities for activities geared towards enhancing political visibility for the Nairobi Convention, and resource mobilization.

The Interim Coordinator under the Government of Seychelles, is hosted by the Ministry of Environment Natural Resources and Transport as the host country of the RCU is responsible for implementing all the activities that enhance the political goodwill to address governments' commitment to the Nairobi Convention and financial matters, notably contributions to the Trust Fund and dialogue with donors.

Office Bearer

Name and contacts

Interim Coordinator


Mr. Rolph Payet

Special Advisor to the President,
Tel. +248 224 391
Fax. +248 225137
Email: rolph@statehouse.gov.sc ;

Hosting Institution

Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources & Transport
P.O. Box 445
Mahe, Seychelles