The COSMAR News - a NEPAD Coastal and Marine programme and the African OceanPortal newsletter supported by IOC of UNESCO. The newsletter succeeds the earlier electronic based African Ocean newsletter and is a joint initiative between NEPAD COSMAR hosted by the Government of Kenya and IOC of UNESCO.

The NEPAD COSMAR news aims to highlight topical issues in the Coastal and Marine environment sector of Africa and provide a platform for policy dialogue to move forward the goals of sustainable growth and development envisaged in the NEPAD philosophy.

The newsletter contains news briefs, articles and websites relevant to coastal and marine environment in the continent and as a tool for identifying synergies and partnership. Partners and practitioners alike are invited to send contributions, suggestions and comments to enable secure the noble objectives of NEPAD of alleviating poverty through sustainable utilization and management of Africa ’s rich natural resources base.