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Strategic Plan 2021-2025

CORDIO East Africa team is looking forward to an exciting and productive five-year programme with mission to improve the health and resilience of marine ecosystems and coastal peoples’ well-being in the Western Indian Ocean.


Participatory Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation

Participatory Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation The livelihoods and well-being of coastal communities in the WIO largely depend on the integrity of their marine resources. The communities have therefore been perceived to have a great potential to become better stewards if empowered with the appropriate resources (knowledge, skills, tools, funding […]


Ocean InfoHub Partnership – MarCoSouth, WIOMSA, CORDIO & CSIR

Ocean InfoHub Partnership – MarCoSouth, WIOMSA, CORDIO and, CSIR The Marine and Coastal Operations for Southern Africa (MarCoSouth) consortium, funded through the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Africa, is in the process of developing a partnership with a new initiative of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), […]


Shallow and mesophotic environments of the Pemba Channel

In this latest study published in Ocean & Coastal Management on 29th December 2020, Kennedy Osuka and co-authors from the SOLSTICE-WIO project and University of York utilised autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to describe the characteristics of water column, substratum and benthic communities occurring in the shallow (<30 m) and mesophotic […]


The WIO coral reef Red List of Ecosystems study sets the stage for national assessments in Kenya

As a follow up to the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) assessment, CORDIO plans to work with national partners to develop needs-based coral reef assessments to inform coral reef management and policy in three focus countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique. The assessments will help prioritize areas for […]


Ocean Science In Action

This WIO-focused free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starts this October 5th. Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean will introduce learners to innovative marine technologies and their applications used to tackle the challenges of the sustainable management of marine ecosystems. The […]


Sharks are functionally extinct from many reefs but hope remains

A landmark study published in Nature reveals sharks are absent on 20% of world’s coral reefs! The study was led by Aaron MacNeil and co-authors from the Global FinPrint project, including CORDIO’s Melita Samoilys, Kennedy Osuka and Clay Obota. The study provides a benchmark for the status of reef sharks […]