Visionary, collaborative, integrated...
The premise of the Northern Mozambique Channel initiative is simple: to support the countries in the region to value, protect, and even enhance the natural ocean assets that are central to their economies.
At its core, the initiative promotes sustainable practices and integrated management of marine-based activities such as fishing, tourism, extractives and shipping into the long term.
A partnership approach
WWF and CORDIO
- our key partner in the region - are working with governments, communities, partners (see below) and businesses to develop integrated solutions that will secure sustainable futures for communities and safeguard natural assets.
Identifying and protecting critical habitats (e.g. fish spawning grounds, migratory corridors) from overexploitation and degradation is the cornerstone of so-called “integrated ocean management” to ensure the ocean remains healthy and continues to deliver food and benefits for local economies.
In practice, we assist local stakeholders to replicate and expand smart solutions that benefit the marine environment and people’s quality of life, such as spreading Locally Managed Marine Areas and making it possible for communities and experts to share responsible fishing practices for example.
Ultimately, our goal is to help countries make the Northern Mozambique Channel a model of integrated ocean management based on Blue Economy Principles
. To make this happen, we support governments in formulating a vision for the region and turn it into reality with tangible actions.
Expanding the partnership
WWF and partners invite all stakeholders across the region to join the partnership, which is taking place within the framework of the Nairobi Convention, and develop a common vision for the sustainable development of marine and coastal activities in the Northern Mozambique Channel.