“You cannot govern the oceans without ethics and science”
Training Programme information:
o Ocean Governance
o Ocean Sciences
Although each of the three core issues are designed as stand-alone modules and can be presented separately, the IOI-LAC-TC integrates and interlinks these issues within a common learning process in order to show how governance is linked with geoethics and underpinned by the scientific knowledge of the oceans.
o Millennium Assessment & Follow Up;
o Millennium Goals for the Oceans;
o International and Regional Organizations;
o Global Ocean Observing System;
o Socio-Environmental concerns;
o Regional issues as conflicts and threats.
Each core issue is under the responsibility of a Training Leader (TL) and a Support Leader (SL), with the contribution of high level invited speakers (IS). Another aspect of the TC is the use of the “learning by doing“ pedagogic process, which implies the extensive use of practical activities such as case studies, round table discussions, conflict resolution RPG (Role Playing Games), field visits, interviews with local stakeholders, OCZ RPG (out of comfort zone RPG), etc.
2016 Training Programme
The first IOI Training Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (IOI LAC TC) titled “Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics” was successfully offered over three weeks from the 21st November to the 9th December 2016 in Brazil. The programme was delivered under the motto “You cannot govern the oceans without ethics and science” and although each of the three core issues of Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences, and Geoethics, were designed as stand-alone modules and can be presented separately, the IOI LAC TC aimed to integrate and interlink these issues within a common learning process in order to show how governance is linked with GeoEthics and underpinned by the scientific knowledge of the oceans.
The training programme was delivered by the course leaders and invited speakers, and teaching effort focused on the “learning by doing” didactic style. The participants were young practitioners and scientists, with enough basic background not to be overly challenged in the theoretical issues. Guidance offered by the course staff on theoretical issues was intended to encourage autodidactic behaviour among participants, and the course offered the tools to attain this knowledge. Forty participants attended the first programme, most of the audience was from Brazil as planned but other countries (Russia and Turkey) were also represented. The majority of the participants had a background in Ocean Sciences, however with a mix among them from those dedicated to sciences and others classified as practitioners.
The successful delivery of the course was reported in the January edition of the IOInforma 01/17 available for download below.
The next training programme in this series is expected for 2017 and further information may be obtained from the course website and the contact details thereon. Other Links: https://www.ioitclac.org/ and https://ioitclac.org/archives/