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Plan for Improving Observations Around Lake Victoria that Support Numerical Weather Predictions, Climate Services and Adaptation
World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Environment Programme, International Council for Science

This plan is the outcome of a workshop Improving the value chain from observations to climate services to support climate policy, adaptation and mitigation in East Africa held in Entebbe, Uganda on 31 October to 2 November 2018. In general, across the five countries in the region (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) insufficient stations are reporting as needed by NWP and climate analysis (i.e. hourly) and will also not be sufficient to meet the proposed mandatory requirements of GBON. There are several reasons for this: 1. Many stations were reported to the workshop which are not reporting to WMO. Thus, the list of stations in OSCAR/Surface is incomplete. Stations, whose existence is not reported, and whose data is not exchanged, are practically useless. 2. Several countries reported lack of calibration capacity as an issue limiting operations and accuracy. 3. There were many stations that were either not operational or that are not operating as intended when they were installed. In general, there was a lack of planning and resources to ensure network sustainability.


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2019
Mission Report: Science to Policy Forum in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region: Summary of Action Items
United Nations Environment Programme

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat through the Project on the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP) in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) held the 2018 Science to Policy Forum for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region in Durban S. Africa from the 9th to the 11th of July 2018. The Forum serves as an intermediary body to bridge the gaps between science, policy and practice and facilitates the interface between regional research agenda and priorities that could inform policy developments by member states towards a sustainable WIO region.


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2018
Annual Report
Share the Road Programme - Annual Report 2017: Investing in People who Walk and Cycle
United Nations Environment Programme

This annual report shares our progress in 2017 as we strive for a world where pedestrians and cyclists can travel to work, to school and beyond in safety.


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2018
Using Scenarios and Voluntary Commitments to Guide Policy and Practice to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the Western Indian Ocean:White Paper for the Science-Policy Workshop of the 9th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention, 9-11 July 2018
World Wide Fund for Nature, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean

The United Nations Agenda 2030 further enshrines the central role of the ocean for sustainable development through Goal 14 (SDG14), to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources ", to lift millions of people out of poverty. The 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference provided a platform to focus countries' and other stakeholders' attention on commitments to achieving SDG14 at national and regional levels. Most countries of the Western Indian Ocean attended the UN Ocean Conference in June 2017, submitting national statements on their commitments to implement SDG 14 through national processes. In addition, countries and organizations responded to the Call from the conference for joint Voluntary Commitments with a more regional scope. Several were submitted, spearheaded by one from the Nairobi Convention Secretariat.


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2018
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Developing Legally Binding Controls on Lead Paint: Kenyan Experience
Hussein-Were, Faridah

Presentation at the lead Paint side event of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, 18 September 2018


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2018
Visitors to Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Recycling of ULAB and Existing Policies, and Regulations: The Current Situation in Kenya
Were, Faridah Hussein

Presentation at the Regional Workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries


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2017
Reports and Books
Coral Reef Status Report for the Western Indian Ocean (2017)
Obura, David, Gudka, Mishal, Rabi, Fouad Abdou, Gian, Suraj Bacha, Bijoux, Jude, Freed, Sarah, Maharavo, Jean, Mwaura, Jelvas, Porter, Sean, Sola, Erwan, Wickel, Julien, Yahya, Saleh, Ahamada, Said

This report presents the latest compilation and quantitative assessment of data on coral reef health by the regional monitoring networks in the WIO, adding to the global GCRMN reports published from 1999 to 2008. The main objective of this report is to provide updated information on the status of coral reefs in the region, up to and including the impact of the 2016 third global coral bleaching event. Secondary objectives are to a) illustrate broad patterns that explain the differing health status of various reefs, and the prospects for reef management in relation to this, and b) present regional drivers of change and how they may evolve in coming years, to help countries in planning for impacts and recovery of coral reefs. It is a joint output of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the Indian Ocean Commission, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO), the United Nations Environment’s Nairobi Convention Coral Reef Task Force and the International Union for the Conservatoin of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCNSSC) Coral Specialist Group.


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2017
The Relevance of Green University Networks in promoting a Sustainable Future / Importance des réseaux des universités vertes pour un avenir durable
United Nations Environment Programme

COP 22 Side Event on Environmental Education


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2016
Kenya Green University Network Launch
United Nations Environment Programme
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2016