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Expression of Interest: Ocean Decade Regional Workshop for Africa and Adjacent Island Countries


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Following the First Global Planning Meeting, held in May 2019 (Denmark), a regional workshop for Africa and the Adjacent Island States will be convened  from 27-29 January 2020, in Nairobi (Kenya) hosted by the Government of Kenya and co-organized with the IOC-UNESCO,  the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association and the secretariat of the Nairobi Convention (UN Environment).

This event will provide a forum to gather ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. Plenary and working groups will facilitate regional, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives.

Please fill out the form below to register your expression of interest to participate in this meeting.

For more information, please access the event's Official Information Page.


The Decade of Ocean Science is an inclusive and truly global initiative, and broad engagement will be key to success. For more information, please go to