Training Programme information:
o MODULE 1: Introductory oceanography to provide the participants with a scientific basis for better understanding of the training programme
o MODULE 2: The legal framework for ocean governance (UNCLOS, Agenda 21 Chapter 17, and relevant laws & policies)
o MODULE 3: Global ocean governance framework with special reference to ICM for the Western Pacific Region
o MODULE 4: Conflict management and consensus building for coordinated development of the ocean resources
o MODULE 5: Managing our relations with the oceans for sustainable social and economic development with special reference to marine environmental protection and natural disaster mitigation
o MODULE 6: Special sessions:
- Presentation of case studies of the ICM implementation given by either invited experts or the participants
- Good practice sharing presentations (national reports) by the participants
- Graduation presentations by the participants on the vision of his/her national ICM with the knowledge and holistic understanding of ocean governance learnt during the training programme
- Field trip(s) and study tour(s)
2023 Training Programme
The training course was launched on the 11th September under the aegis of high level guests - Ms Liu Xiaoyan, Counsellor from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Yu Xinwei, Deputy Director of the Department of the Ministry of the Natural Resources, and Dr Shi Suixiang, Director-General of the National Marine Data and Information Service, and Governor of the IOI Governing Board.
36 participants from 12 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand) participated in the training course, of whom 22 participants participated in the training course in-person in Tianjin, the rest online. The training course was conducted through intensive presentation classes and discussions in or after classes. Read more....
2022 Training Programme
The two-week training programme, focusing on issues of the Western Pacific Ocean, was held in hybrid format and attracted 26 participants from eight countries, including China. Participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand followed the course lectures online, joined by their Chinese colleagues attending in person in Tianjin, PR China. Read more....