United Nations Environment Programme
environment for development
 Nairobi Convention Search 
The Convention
Information Center
Meetings & Events
Related Links
Contact Us

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...

In Focus:
Mangrove Course Announcement.

Deadline: 15 September, 2013

Applications are now open for a regional training course for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region on the biodiversity and management of mangrove ecosystems funded by¬†WIOMSA¬†and organized by the WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), in collaboration with- and support from the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the Coastal Oceans Research and Development -¬†Indian Ocean (CORDIO), University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‚ÄúCoastal East Africa Initiative‚ÄĚ (CEA-NI). More...

Nairobi Convention highlights

  Call for expression of interest to participate in the development of a Regional State of the Coast Report and to contribute to the first World Oceans Assessment Report. More....

  WIO Marine and coastal news round-ups aims at informing on the news, events, activities and publications on the Western Indian Ocean region compiled from various sources... Latest news round-up..