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Welcome to the Nairobi Convention

The Nairobi Convention provides a mechanism for regional cooperation, coordination and collaborative actions in the Eastern and Southern African region that enables the Contracting Parties to harness resources and expertise from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups towards solving interlinked problems of the coastal and marine environment including critical national and transboundary issues.

The Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region was signed in 1985 and came into force in 1996, making it one of 17 regional seas conventions and action plans. The Convention was amended and adopted in April, 2010.

The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention are Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa. More...

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Regional State of Coast report for the Western Indian region

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Meetings and Events

 Announcement: Second negotiations meeting for the Draft Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) to the Nairobi Convention in Mauritius on 21-22 March 2016.
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 Outcomes of the 8th Conference of Parties Meeting for the Nairobi Convention held from 22-24 June,2015 in Mahe, Seychelles.
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 Decisions adopted during the 8th Conference of Parties Meeting held from 22-24 June,2015 in Mahe, Seychelles.

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