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Session 1

First IORA Ministerial Blue Economy Conference
"Enhancing Blue Economy Cooperation for Sustainable Development in the IORA Region" 
Le Meridien, Republic of Mauritius
2-3 September 2015


01 September 2015

Time Event
19:30 - 22:30 Dinner Address by Ms Paula Caballero, Senior Director, Environmental and Natural Resources, Global
Practice, World Bank on "Sustainable Development of the Oceans: An integrated approach"


02 September 2015

Time Event
08:55 - 09:00 Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Bhagirath, Secretary General of IORA
09:00 - 10:00

Working Session 1
Fisheries & Aquaculture - "Regional cooperation for sustainable Fisheries &
Aquaculture Management in the Indian Ocean" Chaired by: Indonesia 

09:00 - 09:10

Brief Presentation by Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, Deputy Executive Director,
Democracy, Governance & Service Delivery, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC),
South Africa, on the Blue Economy Core Group Workshop on "Promoting Fisheries & Aquaculture
& Maritime Safety & Security Cooperation in the IOR" 

09:10 - 09:25

Presentation on "Regional cooperation for sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture Management in the
Indian Ocean" by Mr Patrice Talla Takoukam, FAO representative,
Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 

09:25 - 09:55

Discussion Sessions:
(i) Enhancing Capacity Building Programmes for promoting Fisheries & Aquaculture
development in the IOR Region.
(ii) Promoting Private and Public partnerchip on Fisheries & aquaculture in the IOR region.
(iii) Strengthening research and development to promote fisheries and
aquaculture cooperation in the IOR region.
(iv) Project proposals

* Trainer's Training Programmes to address issues related to Fisheries and Aquaculture
* Pilot Project on small-scale inland and/or nearshore aquaculture
* Training programme on seafood handling, post-harvest processing and storage of fisheries and
   aquaculture products. 

09:55 - 10:00

Recommendations of CSO


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