ABOUT THE WIO
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans over 30 million km2, from the Somalia region in the north, to the southern tip of South Africa. It encompasses tropical and subtropical regions of diverse nature, rich stretches of coast along the mainland countries of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.
It also includes vast oceanic areas surrounding the island states of Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mauritius and French Territories. 60 million people live within 100 km of its 15,000 km of coastline and directly depend on the ocean for their food security, livelihoods and climate resilience.