The Environment and International Law Practice Group of the World Bank, with funding from PROBLUE and in partnership with the University of Melbourne Law School, the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, the International Seabed Authority, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Center for Maritime and Oceanic Law at the University of Nantes, are offering the Oceans Capacity Building Training Course tailored to participants from the Indian Ocean region, for individuals working in the Indian ocean and its seas and straights stretching from Africa to South East Asia.
This online training program provides an introduction to global ocean governance, a primer on public international law related to the oceans, and the international legal framework for the blue economy, including relevant conventions related to fisheries, marine pollution, conservation and biodiversity, climate change, maritime transport and shipping, marine scientific research, and activities in the Area, among other topics.
The training program consists of: (i) an e-learning course; (ii) region specific reading materials; (iii) individual participant assignments; and (iv) live online discussion sessions. This training program will be provided in English and French. The live online discussion sessions will commence the week of September 11, 2023 and end on September 28, 2023. Applications are invited from World Bank staff and consultants, government officials, staff from partner organizations, and other relevant stakeholders working directly on ocean governance issues, oceans policy, fisheries, marine pollution, conservation and biodiversity, maritime transport and shipping, marine scientific research and related areas. Please share this announcement with colleagues who may be interested.
The Call for Application is available in English and French, and includes more information about the course, eligibility criteria, and details about how to apply. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2023, at 11:59 PM EDT.
For further information about the course, please see here or email oceangovernancetraining@