On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

The Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Regional Office for eastern Africa invite you to a virtual live stream event to celebrate World Ocean Day!

Join us in discussions on sensitizing stakeholders on the threats to ocean health, opportunities, research, conservation, management and monitoring interventions and sustainable nature-based livelihood initiatives.

Register here!

The aim of this one month Ocean Awareness Campaign is to empower youths through relevant information which will make them effective, eco- conscious Earth ambassadors in their communities. Participants will have access to high quality E- Learning platforms

Key activities:
1. Daily topical discussions on Oceans and challenges facing them.
2. Climate Action Workshop on 20th June 2021.
3. Individual Video recordings on what Oceans mean to us.
4. “National Summit” on Oceans and Climate Change on 30th June 2021.

This World Ocean Day there will be demonstrations, exhibitions, press conferences, and recreation activities at the beachfront. There will also be speeches from key stakeholders present and graced by the area political leaders and the Member of parliament and BMUs.

Photo credit: Mombasa Beach Hotel

KWCA is teaming up with Light Art Club, a youth based organisation to create the #wildaboutlife social media campaign. #wildaboutlife is a platform that engages the youth to learn and share experiences with their peers on environment conservation and inspire them to act for a better future.

The campaign seeks to engage the youth to understand more about the environment and its impacts and enable them to act and show strong support for laws and policies that favour the environment.

As part of experiential learning, the youth will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Ocean Day at Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve to participate in the following activities:

  1. Releasing sea turtling back into the ocean,
  2. Participate in under water clean-up activities with the Kenya Wildlife Service divers
  3. Hold a beach clean up activity and hold community dialogue sessions with Beach Management Units on Marine conservation

Youth will create raw social media content in ways that is fun and educative to tell the stories of marine conservation to their peers and create awareness about World Ocean Day as they join the movement to create a healthier ocean and a better future.

This World Ocean Day we will work to empower youth with information to save the ocean and conserve the environment.