Continuing Professional Development Series:        Online Update Courses in Ocean Governance for        IOI Alumni

New Developments and Emerging Issues in Ocean Governance

Since its foundation in 1972, IOI has trained hundreds of young practitioners, and contributes towards a growing global network of trained and empowered leaders fully conversant with the latest developments in ocean governance, and resulting in a critical mass of IOI Alumni network of professionals and practitioners in ocean governance. 


Yet, as our understanding of the Ocean and Ocean Governance continuously evolves, the IOI remains committed, as part of its ongoing Alumni outreach programme, to provide learning opportunities where cutting-edge issues can be addressed, further enhancing the careers and professional development of its alumni. In addition to providing topic updates, the online modules will be highly interactive to allow participants to share ideas and experiences and encourage peer to peer learning.


At IOI, we believe passionately in the potential of the IOI Alumni. IOI Alumni are talented and motivated thinkers and doers in the many fields of ocean governance and empowered to make the changes needed to achieve equitable and sustainable global development and ocean governance grounded solidly in the social, economic and environmental spheres.

New Developments and Emerging Issues in Ocean Governance

focus on: UNCLOS & ABNJ; Climate Change & Health of the Ocean; Small-scale Fisheries

Quick Overview:


- Target audience: Only IOI Alumni are eligible to apply 


- Course fee: Free of charge 


- 9 online sessions between 4th Oct - 4th Nov 2021, offered via ZOOM 


- Application deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED


Course Summary

This online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course is offered jointly by IOI South Africa and IOI Canada as part of IOI’s commitment to enhancing the professional development of its alumni.  Nine live sessions in a series of three modules will utilise presentations, discussions, readings, videos and interactive tools to explore new and emerging issues in UNCLOS & ABNJ; Climate Change & Health of the Ocean; and Small-scale Fisheries. Participants who complete all the sessions will be eligible for a certificate.


Target Audience

The intended audience is anyone who has completed an IOI training programme prior to 2020 and is keen to improve their knowledge of recent developments in the field.  Since the course will be interactive, the class size will be capped at 24 and only applicants who can attend all nine sessions will be accepted. Participants will be selected using a combination of criteria including gender, sectoral background, geographic location and profession.



To apply, COMPLETE THIS ONLINE FORM by the application deadline APPLICATIONS CLOSED

More information

Please contact: (IOI S Africa) or (IOI Canada) (IOIHQ)

Course Announcement

Course Announcement IOI CPD21.pdf
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Offline application

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Course Application Form IOI CPD21.pdf
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