The countries of the Indian Ocean, and the Comoros archipelago in particular, are made up of a group of islands whose sea is a remarkable source of heritage and tourism in the Indian Ocean. With a population of less than a million inhabitants living on a narrow, rich and varied island, the sea remains a...
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The  Africa Climate Summit & Africa Climate Week 2023 are taking place this week in Kenya, hosted by the Government of Kenya and the African Union Commission. The summit aims to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa. With the expectation of escalating climate crises in terms of frequency...
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In preparation for the policy work to support countries with the inclusion of blue carbon ecosystems, Pew, Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) together with partners including the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA, organised a workshop and reception on Sunday 3rd September  in Nairobi, ahead of the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week taking...
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Aquatic foods are a vital source of essential nutrients and contribute to food and nutrition security in many countries. By 2030, per capita fish consumption is expected to increase worldwide with the exception of Africa, due to population growth outpacing supply on this continent. Aquaculture has significantly expanded in Africa — mostly based on freshwater...
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In a world grappling with the urgent need for environmental conservation, the establishment of Transboundary Conservation Areas (TBCAs) has emerged as a critical strategy for preserving marine ecosystems. One such effort is the collaboration between Kenya and Tanzania, facilitated by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), to establish a Transboundary Conservation Area in...
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The Coral Reef Alliance has launched the Coral Bleaching: Toolkit & Comprehensive Guide  which gathers essential information about coral bleaching into one convenient resource. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of educational content, a handy list of tools for monitoring and alerts, and a practical checklist of steps to take before, during, and after a bleaching...
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WIOMSA and the UN Habitat are pleased to announce the release of two reports assessing the performance of two coastal cities in the Western Indian Ocean: Mombasa, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2019, WIOMSA,  through its Cities and Coast Project, together with the UN-Habitat,  initiated the Global Urban Monitoring Framework  (UMF) project for ...
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The International Ocean Institute is pleased to announce that applications are open for the online Monsoon School on “Generating impact in complex coastal and marine contexts: co-design and development of transdisciplinary research projects”. The course will take place online on 1 – 10 November 2023.  This 1.5 week training course will be all about collaboration...
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The Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation is calling for students and scientists under 30 years of age to apply for an opportunity to cruise the Caribbean! OPRI sees the development of ocean leaders who will promote the sustainable use of our ocean for the next generation as an urgent issue...
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The UNDP Nature for Development Hub is pleased to announce that the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) Blue Economy Accelerated 4th Call for Proposals is now open for submissions. UNDP OIC will be supporting local organizations, including start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs), as well as local NGOs and academic organizations in coastal least developed countries...
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Ms Mary-May Jeremie
Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)
Oceangate House, Room 109
Flamboyant Avenue, Victoria

Vice President
Dr Nina Wambiji
Kenya Marine and Fisheries
Research Institute (KMFRI)
P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100, KENYA

Dr Blandina Lugendo
School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology,
University of Dar es Salaam, Kunduchi,
P.O. Box 60091
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA