This online training opportunity for Early Career Ocean Professionals built on the decades-long experience of the IOI in training career ocean practitioners and aimed at providing a basic interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts of Ocean governance, targeted to ECOPs hailing from countries bordering the seas of the African continent.
Following a two-year hiatus imposed by the COVID pandemic on in-person training, the annual five-week IOI Malta Training Course on Regional Ocean Governance Course has kicked off with its sixteenth in-person offering in Malta launched during a ceremony presided over by Prof Awni Behnam (Honorary President of the IOI and Training Course Director) on the 7th of November.
After the first two weeks of online training, it was finally possible to welcome the participants, to in-person training in Cape Town. Lectures were delivered by distinguished speakers from all over the region, with some presenting online. Field visits were also possible for the first time since the pandemic.
The eighth course focussing on Caspian Sea issues came to a fruitful completion last month. This course is part of the IOI’s capacity building programmes on ocean governance and is offered with co-founding partner the Caspian Sea Institute of Turkmenistan.