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1 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse THE NAIROBI CONVENTION CLEARINGHOUSE AND INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM 26 November-5 December 2007, Silver Springs, Nairobi, Kenya

2 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Development of human resource capacities and appropriate information infrastructure at national level Development of an enabling environment for assessment (through advocacy of standards necessary to acquire, process, store, distribute and improve utilization of essential data) Ready access to scientific, technical, environmental, legal and policy level information essential for the sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment. Objectives of the Clearinghouse

3 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Background of the Training Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Implementation Plan A follow-up to the August 2007 Training in Mauritius and recommendations of participants The current training is organized by UNEP for the Nairobi Convention countries

4 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Major activities in the implementation of the Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Development of comprehensive national data inventory with common standards and built-in functions Provision of basic, selected and/or critical datasets by participating institutions Internet data dissemination and automation of the data to information and information to knowledge process. Clearinghouse Activities

5 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Progress on Clearinghouse in 2007 National Planning meetings (May – June) A regional capacity building training workshop (August) MOUs discussed and approved (Aug-Nov) Procurement of Clearinghouse severs (Nov) Launch of the Clearinghouse on (7 Nov)

6 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Participants in the August training: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles

7 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Trends in Environmental Leadership 1.Climate Change –vulnerable states’ resilience to a changing climate (COP5 Decision 5/7 on SIDS) 2.Ecosystem Management – States use sustainable ecosystems management approaches (COP5 Decision 5/2 - MTTF) 3.Environmental Governance –strengthening processes, institutions, laws, policies, programmes at country and regional global levels to secure sustainable development (COP5 Decision 5/1) 4.Environmental dimension of disaster and conflict – build national capacities to minimize environmental threats to human well being (COP5 Decision 5/3) 5.Hazardous substances – Minimize the environmental and human impact of harmful substances including pollution (COP5 Decision 5/3) 6.Resource use efficiency – sustainable consumption and production (COP5 Decision 5/6, 5/8)

8 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Localizing Trends in Environmental Leadership Implementing emerging environmental priorities through: Sound science for decision-makers through early warning, monitoring and assessment Advocacy, awareness-raising and communications Capacity-Building and Technology Support Co-operation, coordination and partnerships Sustainable financing by mobilizing sufficient finance to meet environmental challenges

9 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Deliverables expected from the Training Detailed inventory of the Western Indian Ocean Region, and “mapping” of existing programmes, project and initiatives Functioning data sharing mechanism as well as data exchange protocols respecting licensing, security, confidentiality and other related issues Regularly updated data and information and to improve outreach, increase visibility of countries success stories and projects

10 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse 1.To follow‐up to the August 2007 training workshop on the development of the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse 2.Participants to build and customize their specific national data portal and populate it The training process - 4 days Data population - 5 days Review – half day Programme for the training

11 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Services Metadata Mapping Data management, exchange Environmental alerts Methodologies Learning tools Some Clearinghouse Capabilities

12 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse WE CAN DO IT THANK YOU


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