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Nairobi Convention Institutional Structure

The Nairobi Convention institutional structure is :

Conference of Parties (COP)


The Contracting Parties hold ordinary meetings once every two years. The Seventh Conference of Parties is being held this year in Maputo, Mozambique.

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National Focal Points


Many of the coordinating structures of the Convention have been strengthened, most importantly national representation through the focal points. A focal points forum and specific terms reference for the focal points have been established. More...

Regional Co-ordinating Unit


Co-ordinating Unit Regional Co-ordination Unit - Programmatic Co-ordination, Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention

The Regional Coordinating Unit was established in 1997.

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Bureau of Contracting Parties


The bureau of Contracting Parties is responsible for More...

Partners/ Stakeholders of the Nairobi Convention


The Nairobi Convention is a partnership convention that recognizes that success in the protection, management and development of the coastal and marine environment of the WIO region will depend on effective partnerships that are build on strategic linkages between governments, NGOs and the private sector. More...