Training Programme on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region


Class of 2015, in the front Row, (L) Prof Qin Li (Director IOI China) and centre, Prof Mao Bin, Course Director
Class of 2015, in the front Row, (L) Prof Qin Li (Director IOI China) and centre, Prof Mao Bin, Course Director

Training Programme information:

  • Organised by the International Ocean Institute in partnership with the State Oceanic Administration of PR China
  • An annual four-week residential programme offered since 2011 in Tianjin, PR China
  • Coverage of regional issues of the Western Pacific Regional Seas with special emphasis on ICM and marine environmental protection in connection with the on-going regional programme of PEMSEA
  • The programme is structured into six main modules given through intensive lectures, discussion, simulation exercises, as well as field trips, namely:

  

 

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)

 


Class of 2018 during a field trip. Photos Credit: IOI China
Class of 2018 during a field trip. Photos Credit: IOI China

2018 Training Programme

 

In partnership with the State Oceanic Administration of China, the IOI Training Centre in China organised the sixth edition of the four-week training Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region from the 20th August to the 14th September 2018, with the programme being held in Tianjin at the Astor Plaza Hotel.

 

In order to continue making its contribution in marine capacity building for the developing countries in the Western Pacific region, the IOI China Regional Center for the Western Pacific Region successfully implemented again this year the IOI-China Regional Center Training Course on Ocean Governance in Tianjin, China, under the guidance of IOI Headquarters and the leadership and financial support of the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of National Resources.

 

A total of 32 mid-career professionals from 8 countries (Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam) participated in the training programme. The training course was implemented through intensive class lectures, discussions and simulation exercises, as well as study tours and field trips, with the purpose of helping the participants get acquainted with the basic knowledge of ocean management and ocean governance, and to encourage them to make their own contribution towards the realization of SDG 14 for their own countries. The training programme also provided participants with a platform for learning from each other, with the participants presenting reports containing good practices from their own countries, highlighting both the challenges they are facing and also current opportunities. The course was again aptly directed by Professor Mao Bin and supported by Prof Qin Li and the staff assisting IOI China.

 

The successful delivery of the course is provided in the latest edition of the IOInforma news bulletin (05/18) available for download here or in the Archive section. 


2019 Training Programme

 

The seventh edition of the IOI Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region is scheduled to be held from the 19th August to 12th September in Tianjin, China.

 

Further details will be provided later.