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

 


2018 Training Programme

 

The 3rd Training Programme on Ocean Governance for the Southeast Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean was successfully delivered in Hua Hin District, Prachub Khiri Khan Province in Thailand from the 1st to the 27th July 2018. 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 to widen their perspective and understanding of ocean governance.

 

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 programme was attended by 19 participants from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Nine participants came from South and Southeast Asia, from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, and Sri Lanka, with the remainder from Thailand. Two dozen 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 short report 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 fourth IOI Course 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 Sea and the Indian Ocean is scheduled to be held from the 30th June to 27th July in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.

 

Further details will be provided later.