CORDIO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 – The Launch

There was pomp and colour during the launch of CORDIO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 at Nyali Sun-Africa Hotel, on 25th Nov 2021, a long-anticipated day by the CORDIO team. The launch was well attended by representatives from the government, non-governmental organisations, donors, community-based organisations, academic institutions, and the local community. It […]


Coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean at high risk of collapse

This study points to specific policies to address climate and fishery threats to coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean After an 18-month analysis, researchers at CORDIO East Africa in collaboration with scientists from over 35 other organizations around the world have published their findings on the state of coral […]


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.


Join us virtually at the COP26 Ocean Pavilion

Join us at the COP26 Virtual Ocean Pavilion for access to live and on–demand COP26 ocean events, to explore virtual exhibition booths and discover the Treasure Trove to learn more about the ocean and climate connection. Dedicated to showcasing why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life […]


New global biodiversity goals

New global biodiversity goals must take these key lessons into account. A framework to help countries develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of their natural resources is nearing completion. The so-called ‘post-2020’ global biodiversity framework will provide goals and targets to stem and reverse the decline in nature […]


Shared earth, shared ocean

In ‘shared spaces’, such as agricultural, fishing, and pastoralist systems, a new paradigm is needed for conservation action that is both nature-positive and people-centered. A shared earth and ocean approach linking biodiversity and people – for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


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), […]


Kenya’s coastal gillnet fishery: tradeoffs in mesh-size regulations

Our new study led by Kennedy Osuka and published in the African Journal of Marine Science has found catches in small mesh sizes comprise high proportions of juveniles Of the three mesh-size groups identified, medium mesh sizes were associated with the fewest apparent ecological effects and with moderate fisheries yields. […]