Training programme on global ocean governance open for applications

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The World Bank and its ProBlue Project, the UN Division for Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS), the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the University of Melbourne and the University of Nantes and FAO’s Development Law Service are calling for applications for the Ocean Governance Capacity Building Training Program.

The Ocean Governance Capacity Building Training Program flyer states the following:  

 "Overview. This online training program provides an introduction to global ocean governance, including a primer on public international law related to the oceans and the international legal framework for the blue economy. It is centered on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments addressing fisheries, marine pollution, conservation and biodiversity, climate change, maritime transport and shipping, marine scientific research, and activities in the Area, among other topics. This training program is tailored to participants from Latin America and the Caribbean region. 

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 Spanish. An overview of the course modules is available in the enclosed Curriculum

Audience and objectives of the training. The objective of this training program is to enhance the capacity of government officials, staff of partner organizations, and other stakeholders on ocean governance by providing training on international law related to oceans and the legal framework for the blue economy, including relevant regional instruments. This training is expected to result in a greater understanding of relevant international law and facilitate the development and implementation of national legal frameworks on ocean governance with a view to achieving the sustainable development of blue economies, including by mobilizing public and private financial resources for sustainable development."

This particular call for applications is for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region, with the programme to be delivered in May 2024.

The deadline for applications for both English and Spanish workshops is February 11, 2024, at 11:59 PM EDT. Further details on the Ocean Governance Capacity Building Training Program, including how to apply, can be found, here.

Ocean Governance Program logos Call for applications

29 January 2024

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