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FileAn Assessment of the National Capabilities for Marine Pollution by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
This report is based on two missions to the Western Indian Ocean region: i) South Africa, Mauritius, and Madagascar, July 24-August 7, 2005; ii) Mozambique, Tanzania, Comoros and Kenya, August 14-26, 2005. The Seychelles was not visited, but laboratory personnel provided information regarding capacity building requirements.
FileInformation Management Strategy for the Eastern African Coastal and Marine Environment Clearinghouse Mechanism by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The WIO-LaB Project, which addresses some of the major environmental problems and issues related to the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region aims to improve the existing web-based information system for the Contracting Parties Nairobi Convention (the Eastern African Coastal and Marine Resources Database). The database will also serve as a Regional Clearinghouse House Mechanism (CHM) for the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA).
FileWiolab annual report 2005 by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The broad goal of the WIO-LaB Project is to address the pertinent environmental problems, namely degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities, in countries bordering the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The project seeks to contribute to the sustainable management of environmental resources within the context of the overall development of countries by addressing the land-based sources of pollution that have adverse impacts on rivers, estuaries and coastal waters, as well as the associated ecosystems that sustain socio-economic livelihood systems in the region.
FileWiolab annual report 2006 by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The broad goal of the Project “Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIOLaB)” is to address the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities in countries bordering the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The Project is designed to serve as a demonstration project of UNEP’s Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) and aims to achieve three specific objectives: (i) Improve the information base and demonstrate guidelines and strategies for the reduction of stress to the ecosystem by improved water and sediment quality; (ii) Strengthen the regional legal basis for preventing land-based sources of pollution; and (iii) Develop regional capacity and strengthen institutions for sustainable, less polluting development.
FileWiolab annual report 2007 by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The broad goal of the Project “Addressing land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB)” is to address the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities in countries bordering the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The Project is designed to serve as a demonstration project of UNEP’s Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) and aims to achieve three specific objectives: (i) Improve the information base and demonstrate guidelines and strategies for the reduction of stress to the ecosystem by improved water and sediment quality; (ii) Strengthen the regional legal basis for preventing land-based sources of pollution; and (iii) Develop regional capacity and strengthen institutions for sustainable, less polluting development.
FileEducational Needs Assessment for the Western Indian Ocean Region by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The impacts of land-based activities on the coastal and marine environment have been recognised widely in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region and this is the focus of the UNEP-GEF WIO-LaB Project entitled ‘Addressing land-based activities in the Western Indian Ocean region’. The project is executed by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, and is meant to serve as a demonstration project for the UNEP Global Programme of Action (GPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (LBA).
FileTraining Needs Assessment for the Western Indian Ocean Region by admin — last modified Jun 16, 2010 01:13 PM
The UNEP-GEF WIO-LaB Project commissioned the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) to undertake an assessment of training needs in some of the countries that are participating in the implementation of the project, namely Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania. The assessment was conducted in relation to key thematic areas of the WIO-LaB Project that include Physical Alteration and Destruction of Habitats (PADH), Municipal Waste Water Management (MWWM) and Legal and Technical review.
FileTransboundary Diagnostic Analysis of Land-based Sources and Activities in the Western Indian Ocean Region (2009) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Dec 06, 2010 08:43 AM
This document presents the results of a series of investigations and expert analyses relating to land-based sources of pollution and other activities that cause the degradation of the coastal and marine environment in the West Indian Ocean (WIO). More specifically, it identifies those elements that may induce impacts beyond national boundaries or that are problems common to several countries of the region. Collectively, this represents a Transboundary Analysis (TDA); a decision support tool intended to inform countries in the WIO region with regard to priority issues and problems to be addressed within the context of immediate and long-term sustainable management of the WIO coastal and marine ecosystems. In this regard, the TDA forms the basis for the development of a comprehensive Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for addressing landbased sources and activities.
FileWIOLAB SAP-2009 by Jean Jordaan — last modified Mar 02, 2011 02:38 PM
The Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the coastal and marine environment of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-based sources and activities (SAP) has been completed at a time when it is most needed. The SAP will in particular help the governments in the WIO region to jointly or individually deal with the challenges associated with the increasing demand for coastal and marine resources and the consequent destruction and degradation of critical Forewordhabitats, changes in freshwater flow and sediments loads, as well as challenges resulting from global climate change. Decision-makers, administrators, planners, resource managers and scientists, will in particularly find this document valuable in the conception, formulation and implementation of specific projects aimed at enhancing the protection of the coastal and marine environment.
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