Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea


This training programme is organised by the International Ocean Institute in partnership with the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan and at their behest.

  • Two-week residential programme held annually since 2013 at Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
  • Coverage of regional issues of the Caspian Sea
  • The programme is structured in three main modules and a final Practical exercise, namely:

Module 1 – OCEANS AND SEAS, GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS

Module 2 – MANAGING OUR RELATIONS WITH THE OCEANS AND SEAS;

Module 3 - GOVERNANCE FOR THE CASPIAN SEA; Practical exercise: CASPIAN SEA: VISION 2025 in Module 3

 

Further information may be obtained by contacting IOI HQ on ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt.


Class of 2015 with Dr Awni Behnam, Honorary President, IOI and lecturer; and A Vassallo, Managing Director IOI HQ and Course Director
Class of 2015 with Dr Awni Behnam, Honorary President, IOI and lecturer; and A Vassallo, Managing Director IOI HQ and Course Director

2015 Training Programme

 

The third Training Programme on the Sustainable Development took place on the 2nd to the 13th March 2015 and was successfully held in Turkmenistan.

 

Following on the success of the first two courses held in 2013 and 2014, the third IOI Training Programme dedicated to issues of Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea was organised in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan in early March 2015. The training forms an important component of IOI’s capacity building programmes on ocean governance and the co-founding partners with IOI on this course are the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan (SECS). The training programme was formally opened on the 2 nd March with a welcome speech by Awni Behnam, Honorary President of IOI, and a member of the faculty with leading expertise on governance issues. The course was directed for the first week by Antonella Vassallo, Managing Director at IOI HQ and, in the second week, by Iouri Oliounine, former IOI Governing Board member.

 

A report on the success of the event can be downloaded below.

 

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Report of the 3rd Training Programme 2015
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2016 Training Programme

 

After three successful editions, the fourth IOI Training Programme focussing on the Caspian Sea was organised again in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan in early March. This training course is one of the IOI’s capacity building programmes on ocean governance and the co-founding partners with IOI on this course are the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan (SECS).

 

The training programme commenced on the 8th of March under the direction of Dr Iouri Oliounine and it was attended by 22 participants from the countries around the regional sea – Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, IR Iran, and Russia. The participants came from different backgrounds in issues of Caspian Sea management, research, operational and policy undertakings and this provided a rich seam of experience for the project work undertaken during the course. During the course, the attendees participated in lectures by international experts and a field trip to the coastal zone of Turkmenbashi to learn about the marine protected area and the coastal developments.

 

The final Caspian Policy Exercise allowed the participants to apply the knowledge learnt during the taught lectures and was overseen by the Group Exercise Tutors, Prof Bodo von Bodungen and Dr Parvin Farshchi. At the end of the course the group received certificates and the closing ceremony was held in the presence of Mr Murad Atajanov, Chairman of the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan, the Course Director and faculty members.