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UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project1 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse and Information System Regional Clearinghouse Development Workshop Nairobi, Kenya, 26 th Nov.

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1 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project1 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse and Information System Regional Clearinghouse Development Workshop Nairobi, Kenya, 26 th Nov – 5 th Dec 2007

2 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project ADDRESSING LAND BASED ACTIVITIES IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN

3 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project3 Context Nairobi Convention Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from land-based Activities

4 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project4 Key characteristics Kenya Tanzania South Africa Madagascar Mozambique Comoros Seychelles Mauritius 8 Participating countries 4-years implementation plan ( ) PMU at Nairobi Convention Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya Financed by GEF, Norway, UNEP and participating countries Total budget: 8 M US$ (in cash) and 3.5 M US$ (in kind)

5 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project5 Pollution from land-based sources

6 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project6 Physical alteration and destruction of habitats

7 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project7 Project Objectives Improve the knowledge base and establish regional strategies for the reduction of stress to the marine and coastal ecosystem by improving water and sediment quality Strengthen regional legal basis for preventing land-based sources of pollution Develop regional capacity for sustainable, less polluting development, including implementation of the Nairobi Convention and its action plan

8 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project8 Water, sediment and biota quality monitoring and assessment Activities under this component include: Regional assessment of the status of pollution Training and equipment purchase Water and sediment quality monitoring programme

9 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project9 Various other regional assessments Policy, legal and institutional review Status of Marine Litter problems Status of MWW Management EIA Management frameworks Etc……

10 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project10 The WIO-LaB demonstration projects The WIO-LaB demonstration projects are intended to demonstrate innovative, appropriate and cost- effective technical and managerial approaches for addressing the impacts of land-based sources and activities. A wetland-lagoon system for wastewater management at Shimo La Tewa Prison, Kenya Development of eco-tourism in the Marine Park of Toliara - Madagascar Community based mangrove forest management - Mozambique

11 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project11 Strengthening legal framework A new Protocol on Land-based Sources and Activities for the Nairobi Convention

12 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project12 Capacity building Water and sediment quality sampling and analysis (3x) Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Legal aspects of LBS/A Management Leadership in Environmental Management TDA and SAP Marine Environmental Governance MWW Management (planned) Based on a training needs assessment conducted by WIOMSA

13 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project13 Guidelines for EA in the WIO: Why?

14 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project Regional coordination Strengthening partnerships for Environmental Governance of the Western Indian Ocean

15 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project15 Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP) A key output from the WIO-LaB project will be a geographically bound Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP) for the Western Indian Ocean Region, focusing on Land-based Sources and Activities.

16 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project16 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Mechanism A one-stop information portal on coastal and marine environment information for the WIO Region Linked to the GPA CHM and ODINAFRICA Marine Atlases Project (OMAP)

17 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project17 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Mechanism Activities undertaken so far: 1.Development of an Information Management Strategy for the Eastern Africa Coastal and Marine Regional CHM 2.Workshop on the Development of a CHM on the Eastern African Coastal and Marine Environment: 9-11 May 2006, Nairobi 3.Appointment of National CHM Focal Institutions (NFI) and establishment of National Working Groups 4.Development of basic CHM system/infrastructure 5.Individual country visits to each NFI by UNEP/DEWA 6.Training workshop on the development of the Nairobi Convention CHM, August 2007, Mauritius 7.Establishment of Memorandums of Understanding and Procurement of servers for each of the Focal Institutions 8.Official launch of the CHM during the 5 th Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention

18 UNEP/GEF WIO-LaB Project18 Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse Mechanism Next steps: 1.Population of the regional and national CHM nodes 2.Training and awareness raising on the CHM 3.Continuous maintenance and updating of the databases


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