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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

 

Day 2 : 03 September 2015

Time Event
16:45 - 17:45

Presentation of the draft recommendations to Ministers:
Chaired by Secretary General of IORA

16:45 - 16:50

Summary of recommendations by Indonesia on Fisheries and Aquaculture

16:50 - 17:00

Endorsement of recommendations on Fisheries and Aquaculture by Member States

(i) Enhancing Capacity Building Programmes for promoting Fisheries and
Aquaculture development in the IOR region
(ii) Promoting Private and Public partnership on fisheries and 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. 

 

Time Event
17:00 - 17:15 Summary of recommendations by UAE on Renewable Ocean Energy
17:00 - 17:15 Endorsement of recommendations on Renewable Ocean Energy:

(i) Enhancing Capacity building programmes for renewable ocean energy related topics and issues
(ii) Renewable Ocean Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in the IOR region
(iii) Promoting cooperation and transfer of technologies on renewable ocean energy in the IOR
(iv) Promoting research and development on renewable ocean energy 

 

Time Event
17:15 - 17:20 Summary of recommendations by Australia on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals
17:20 - 17:30 Endorsement of recommendations on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals:

(i) Promoting cooperation and transfer of technology for the Sustainable Development of the
Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals sector in the IOR region
(ii) Enhancing Capacity Building programmes on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals in
the IOR region
(iii) Enhancing research and development on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals among
Member States and Dialogue Partners in the IOR region
(iv) Promoting Private and Public partnership on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals in
the IOR region
(v) Project proposal:
* Training programmes on sustainable exploration of seabed resources
* Establishing a guideline on environmental impacts of Offshore Hydrocarbons and
   Seabed Minerals exploration on the marine environment in the IORA region
* A workshop on data management, standardization and accessibility of data related
  to Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed Minerals exploration and mining in the IOR region
* The assessment of existing regulatory framework on Offshore Hydrocarbons and Seabed 
  Minerals exploration and mining in the IOR region.   

 

Time Event
17:30 - 17:35 Summary of recommendations by Mauritius on Seaports and Shipping
17:35 - 17:45

Endorsement of recommendations on Seaports and Shipping

(i) Establishment of a common guidelines for ship registration in the IOR region
(ii) Promoting cooperation on Seaport and Shipping in the IOR region
(iii) Enhancing capacity building programmes on Seaport and Shipping sector in the IOR region
(iv) Promoting cruise development in the IOR region 

 

Time Event
17:45 - 18:00 Adoption of the Blue Economy Declaration Chaired by Mauritius
- The First IORA Ministerial BEC Recommendation Report