Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance Framework, Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Its Related Instruments in the Southeast Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean


Training Programme Information:  

  • Offered by the IOI in Phuket, Thailand
  • Annual four-week course (first annual held over three weeks in 2016) residential training programme
  • Coverage of regional ocean governance issues with specific emphasis on the Southeast Asian Seas and Indian Ocean
  • The training programme theme is based on an integrated ocean governance approach following the principles established in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It focuses on a holistic approach to ocean governance and the necessity to align practices to the evolving global environment in the light of advances in science and technology
  • The training programme focuses on an integrated, interdisciplinary, inter-regional, and cross-cultural approach. It applies legal, ethical, environmental and economic principles with the support of science and technology aimed at realistic ocean management and sustainable development. The training programme aims to establish bridges between science and engineering aimed at more adaptive management and policy making. It uses real-time observations with modelling/prediction methods to improve rapid assessments and sound decision-making
  • The course consists of three (3) modules, presented daily over 20 days, on a full-time basis. Topics are clustered into three modules and include two field trips, and a number of simulation exercises and hands-on sessions
MODULE 1: Global Ocean Governance Framework
MODULE 2: Managing Our Relations with the Ocean in the Southeast Asian Region
MODULE 3: Conflict Management and Consensus Building
SPECIAL SESSIONS:

-  Cardivia Simulation Exercise

-  Field Trip 1 (land based) to the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre, Phuket Marine Biological Centre,     Phuket Aquarium

-  Group Exercise - Applying Tools for Managing Environmental Impacts in Coastal and Marine Environments

-  Field Trip 2 (ocean based--aboard MV Fahsai) - Kai Nai Island and Mai Ton Island to view artificial reef substrate

    deployment in response to destruction of natural coral reef, view impact of tourism on coastal areas, land reclamation, and         multi-use port facilities.

-  SWOT Exercise

-  Atlantis Simulation Exercise

-  Round Table Discussion with six International, Inter-governmental, Regional and National organisation representatives

 


Class of 2019 and training programme staff. Photo credit: IOI Thailand
Class of 2019 and training programme staff. Photo credit: IOI Thailand

2019 Training Programme

 

The 4th Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Southeast Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean was again successfully delivered in Hua Hin District, Prachub Khiri Khan Province in Thailand from 30 June to 27 July. IOI Thailand’s programme theme is based on an integrated ocean governance approach following the principles established in UNCLOS. The programme therefore focuses on an integrated, interdisciplinary, inter-regional and cross-cultural approach. It applies legal, ethical, environmental and economic principles with the support of science and technology aimed at realistic ocean management and sustainable development.

 

The training programme was designed to benefit policymakers and mid-career professionals having coastal or marine related functions or interests. For this training, many participants were government officials and the training helped widen their perspective and understanding of ocean governance.

 

13 participants from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds were selected to attend this event. Six participants came from South and Southeast Asia, from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, with the remainder from Thailand. Local and international experts and practitioners delivered lectures, conducted classroom exercises and interactive discussions. Among the practical components that complimented the classroom discussions were conflict management exercises, a SWOT analysis, a round-table discussion and a coastal land use matrix exercise.

 

A report of the course is given in the 04/19 edition of the IOInforma which is available for download below or from the Publications - IOInforma News Bulletin section (0419 issue).