Ocean Governance and COVID-19 – Building resilience for marine regions

Thursday, 28 January 2021

This interactive workshop explored pathways to address the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in marine regions. It brought together actors from different marine regions to (i) discuss the socio-economic and environmental impacts of COVID-19 in marine regions, (ii) explore options for immediate responses and longer-term recovery; and (iii) discuss impacts on regional cooperation and possible consequences for ocean governance

Ocean Governance and COVID-19 – Supporting blue recovery through regional cooperation

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

This second workshop on the impacts of COVID-19 on marine regions assessed current regional initiatives and discussed conditions for a sustainable blue recovery, including through enhanced regional collaboration.


Towards a Marine Regions Forum conference in the Western Indian Ocean

Monday, 29 November 2021

The aim of this workshop is to initiate the engagement process to co-create the next Marine Regions Forum conference in the Western Indian Ocean and kick-off an engagement process. It brought together about 60 actors from the Western Indian Ocean as well as other regions to i) discuss key challenges and opportunities of current initiatives and cooperation in the WIO region, ii) exchange on how and what the Marine Regions Forum should deliver to support transformative action for the region, and iii) explore what themes, topics, and key actors should be involved in the further process.