Training is a key activity of the IOI global network. The Institute's flagship interdisciplinary training programme has been conducted at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia each summer since the initiation of the course by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1981.
Training Programme information:
o deepen their understanding of the complexity and role of ocean-related issues in sustainable development;
o strengthen and update their academic knowledge, while also being exposed to practical lessons drawn from actual experience in integrated coastal and ocean management;
o develop relevant skills, leadership abilities and networks to help them apply their new knowledge on their return home; and,
o assist their countries towards maximising benefits to be derived from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, through the proper integration of coastal and ocean management into national and international development strategies.
o Module 1: Orientation and Introduction to the Training Programme
o Module 2: Ocean Sciences
o Module 3: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management
o Module 4: Law of the Sea and Principled Ocean Governance
o Module 5: Fisheries and Aquaculture
o Module 6: Communication and Negotiation
o Module 7: Maritime Security
o Module 8: Marine Transportation
o Module 9: Energy
o Module 10: International Round Table and Conclusion of Training Programme
The Course Announcements and application forms for IOI-Canada’s training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management can be downloaded from the Training section of the website: www.dal.ca/ioihfx Any queries and expressions of interest may be addressed to: Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer, IOI Canada on e-mail: ioi(at)dal.ca.
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2017 Training Programme
IOI-Canada’s 37th annual training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management was conducted at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia from the 24th May to 21st July 2017. This interdisciplinary course was attended by 17 participants from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America and the South Pacific. This year's group brought the total of IOI-Canada participants to 700 from more than 100 countries.
The eight-week programme was organised thematically in ten Modules: Orientation and Introduction to the Training Programme; Ocean Sciences; Law of the Sea and Principled Ocean Governance; Maritime Security; Communication and Negotiation; Fisheries and Aquaculture; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management; Marine Transportation; Energy; and the Round Table and Conclusion of Training Programme. Lectures and presentations were delivered by approximately 100 speakers, including local and international experts and practitioners. While it was primarily lecture-based, the classroom component also included lively discussions, presentations by each participant, skills sessions, video footage, exercises and a course-long simulation involving both individual and group work, culminating in the round table at the end of the programme.
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A short description of the course is given in the 05/17 edition of the IOInforma which is available for download below or from the Publications - IOInforma News Bulletin section (0517 issue).
2018 Training Programme
The 2018 training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is scheduled to be held from the 23rd May to 20th July 2018 (subject to final confirmation). The programme is aimed primarily at developing country professionals aged 25-45 with at least one degree, relevant experience, strong English language skills and a desire to step outside their own field of work and explore interdisciplinary issues around coastal and ocean management.
Further details about the 2018 training programnme can be found on the training section of IOI-Canada's website (www.dal.ca/ioihfx).
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5th January 2018.