This training workshop is offered in partnership with the ECOP Programme, an endorsed Action of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and is funded through the generous support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IOC-UNESCO. This online training opportunity for Early Career Ocean Professionals builds on the decades-long experience of the International Ocean Institute (IOI) in training career ocean practitioners.
The course is being provided free of charge and comprises four online sessions of three hours during which participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of ocean governance with an emphasis on the African context. Sessions will include presentations, discussions, videos and interactive tools and will cover the following topics:
- Basic Concepts of Ocean Governance
- The Ocean and Sustainable Development
- The Blue Economy and Societal Perspectives and
- Introduction to Marine Spatial Planning.
Participants completing all the sessions will be eligible for a certificate.
This training is open to early career ocean professionals from Africa*
The course will take place during office hours and, to encourage interactivity, class size is capped. Participants will be selected using a combination of criteria including gender, sectoral background, geographic location and profession, and only applicants who can commit to attending all four sessions will be accepted (this may require applicants to provide proof of permission to attend from their supervisors). Participants must be able to access Microsoft Teams.
*For the purpose of the ECOP Programme, an ECOP is a person that self-identifies as being early in their career (10 years or less of professional experience) within any field related to the Ocean (not only employed/paid positions). The term “professional” is used in order to be inclusive of professionals from many different sectors of society.
Applications and deadlines
To apply, complete this online form by the 18th February 2022. No late applications will be considered.
For further information on the position, please follow this link.