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On Dec. 6-7 The 2nd General Meeting of the Islands and Oceans Net

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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.

On Dec. 6-7 The 2nd General Meeting of the Islands and Oceans Net
Dates & Time
6th –7th December 2016
Tuesday 6th 10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 7th 9:00 – 17:00
Venue

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524,Japan(MAP
International Conference Hall, 11F

Organizer
As Secretariat for the Islands and Oceans Net (IO Net), the Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) will serve as co-facilitators for the General Meeting.
Program:
Provisional Program for Tuesday 6th December
10:00 Opening Ceremony
11:10 Session 1: Conservation and Management of Islands
  • a) Development of Island Management Strategies
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 b) Increased Safety and Resilience of Island Communities
14:50
  • c) Implementation of Waste Management
  • d) Development of Renewable Energy
  • e) Conservation of Coral Reefs and Mangrove Forests
17:20 Wrap-up
17:30 End
18:00 Informal Discussions
Provisional Program for Wednesday 7th December
9:00 Session 2: Management of the Surrounding Ocean Areas
  • a) Establishment of Baselines and Maritime Limits
  • b) Implementation of Practical Fisheries Management Policies
  • c) Maintenance and Securing of Shipping Services
  • d) Exploitation of Marine Mineral Resources and the Preservation of Marine Environment
  • e) Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment and Marine Biodiversity
10:50 Session 3: Response to Climate Change and Variability
Session 4: Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Discussions on Future Activity Plans and their Adoption
16:50 Closing Ceremony
17:00 End
Reservation:
Please fill out the registration form from this webpage by 18:00 on Thursday, December 1.
*Admission is free. Registration is required.

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Contact
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
Tel: +81-3-5157-5210

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