Accelerating and upscaling ocean conservation actions in the Western Indian Ocean


The great blue wall is a Western Indian Ocean (WIO)-led, African-driven roadmap to achieve a nature-positive world by 2030. It aims at unlocking unprecedented nature-based recovery efforts through the establishment of a transformational movement. Its goal is to dramatically accelerate and upscale ocean conservation actions while enhancing socio-ecological resilience and the development of a regenerative blue economy by catalyzing political leadership and financial support.


The Great Blue Wall is an action focused and action-driven regional response to three interconnected crises, i.e. Biodiversity-Climate-Economy with three clear objectives to be achieved by 2030.


Coastal communities

Central stakeholders and key target beneficiaries


High-level champions and enablers

Private sector

Unlock blue investments and accelerate regenerative economic development

NGOs and CSOs

Provide technical and capacity support

Development partners

Provide technical and financial support

Academia and research

Provide science, advocacy and education

A Growing Partnership