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Day 2

Indian Ocean Dialogue (IOD)
Perth, Western Australia
5-7 September 2015

Monday 6 September 2015

Time Event
09:00 - 09:10 Opening remarks: reflections on Dialogue thus far

Speaker: Major General John Hartley (Retd), CEO, Future Directions International 
09:10 - 09:30 Spotlight Presentation: Deliberative Dispute Settlement: Developments in the Bay of Bengal

Speaker: RADM Khurshed Alam (Retd), Secretary's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
09:30 - 10:45 Session 4: Blue Economy as a driver of Economic Growth

Chief Facilitator: Dr Lyndon Llewellyn, Programme Leader, Data Technology and Innovation,
Australian Institute of Marine Science


Other Facilitators: Dr S K Mohanty, Research and Information System
for Developing Countries, New Delhi


Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, Nelson R Mandela School of Law,
University of Fort Hart, South Africa


Issues to be discussed:

  • What are the key blue economy opportunities in the Indian Ocean?
  • How can Indian Ocean states best learn from and assist each other in the blue economy?
  • What role can IORA play in the blue economy? 
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Tea
11:15 - 12:30

Session 5: Countering Illegal Fishing

Chief Facilitator: Dr Mary Ann Palma-Robles, Visiting Senior Fellow, Australian National Centre
for Ocean Resources and Security, Univeristy  of Wollongong


Other Facilitator: To be Advised

Issues to be discussed:

  • What are the factors and who are the actors in illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean? 
What issue or concerns should we be focusing on?
  • What are the regional arrangements to address illegal fishing and how can we strengthen them?
  • What are the future ramifications of illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean? 
13:30 - 15:00

Session 6: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Chief Facilitator: CDRE (Retd RAn) Campbell Darby

Other Facilitators: To be Advised 

Issues to be discussed:

  • What are the key HADR challenges in the region?
  • What are current HADR cooperation arrangements in the Indian Region? Is there need for a more

formalised HADR agreement in the Indian Ocean?

  • What role can IORA play in such arrangements?
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon tea

15:30 - 16:00

Discussion and agreement of "Perth Consensus"

16:00 - 16:15

Concluding remarks

Speakers: Dr C Raja Mohan
              Major General John Hartley (Retd), CEO, Future Directions International