On Dec. 6-7 The 2nd General Meeting of the Islands and Oceans Net
The Islands and Oceans Net (IO Net) invites all Partners to attend its 2nd General Meeting on 6th and 7th December in Tokyo, Japan. Established during the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS 2014), the IO Net is an international collaborative network between organizations and individuals (called “Partners”) who support the joint international policy recommendation “For the Better Conservation and Management of Islands and Their Surrounding Ocean Areas.” This recommendation was submitted by OPRI and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), in cooperation with the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission /Pacific Community (SOPAC/SPC), and other technical partners.
More than 190 participants, including 14 Pacific island States as well as international organizations, attended the 1st General Meeting held in May 2015 in Tokyo, where they shared ideas for the launch of specific projects. The 2nd General Meeting will focus on developing and materializing projects from the outcome of these previous discussions, through the further sharing of ideas and information. There will also be a discussion on strategies for the future development of the IO Net.
Those who are interested in participating in the 2nd General Meeting, please take this opportunity to join the IO Net.
- Dr. Keita Furukawa, Senior Research Fellow
Mr. Yuhei Murakami, Research Fellow
The Ocean Policy Research Institute,
Sasakawa Peace Foundation
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building 6F,
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524, Japan