Twenty First Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group

IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Janaka Wijayasiri, participated in the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) meeting which was held in Padang, Indonesia, on 20th October, 2015. The IPS is the focal point in Sri Lanka for the IORAG.

The meeting discussed current and new project proposals under the 6 priority areas: Maritime Safety and Security, Trade and Investment Facilitation; Fisheries Management; Disaster Risk Management; Academic, Scientific and Technology Cooperation; Tourism and Cultural Exchanges.

As part of IORAG projects, a number of workshops will be organized in 2016 at the IORA Centre of Excellence (COE) on Ocean Sciences and Environment located at the IPS.