CORDIO participated in the Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention as a member of the Consortium for the Conservation of the Western Indian Ocean (WIOC). T
The Eighth Conference of Parties (COP8) for the Nairobi Convention was held from 17 – 24 June 2015, Victoria, Seychelles
To retrieve formal documents for the COP, go HERE. Decisions were adopted by the Contracting Parties, and are available from the Convention’s website. They included support to the Northern Mozambique Channel initiative as “an good example of integrated ocean management approach”, in Decision CP8/6.
The COP8 will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Convention that was signed on 21 June 1985 in Seychelles. It will be an opportunity for each Contracting Party to reflect and showcase its achievements in the conservation of the marine and coastal environment in the last 30 years, and to discuss future opportunities for oceans governance and sustainable management of ocean resources in the Western Indian Ocean Region.
The COP8 will be preceded by three workshops:
- An “Ocean Governance and Blue Economy Workshop” on 17-18 June 2015;
- A “Partnerships Meeting” on 19 June 2015; and
- A “Science to Policy Meeting” on 20 June 2015