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The 2nd ROK-IORA Partnership Seminar on “Partnership for Blue Economy to Attain Sustainable Development in the Post-COVID-19 Era”

  • Theme of Event

    Blue Economy

  • Venue
    Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    08 – 09 Jul 2021

The role of the Blue Economy in supporting sustainable economic growth through oceans-related sectors and activities, while improving human well-being and social equity and preserving the environment is well recognised worldwide, However, this sector has also experienced the adverse impacts of COVID-19, including in the tourism and shipping industry, as well as fish trade.  There is a need to explore ways to address these challenges that would in turn contribute to sustainable and equitable blue recovery, and thus to a post-pandemic economic recovery.

To address this important topic, The Republic of Korea (ROK) will host the 2nd ROK-IORA Partnership Seminar on 8-9 July 2021, under the theme of “Partnership for Blue Economy to Attain Sustainable Development in the Post-COVID-19 Era” with a focus on Blue Economy.


The objectives and expected outcomes of the Seminar are to:

  • Keep up the momentum to promote the ROK-IORA partnership on a deeper level, especially in Blue Economy.
  • Provide a platform to share experiences and creative ideas to identify concrete ways to develop cooperation projects.
  • Stimulate policy recommendations for joint projects and guide its course to promote sustainable economic growth in the field of Ocean Economy.
  • Provide an opportunity to build networks between relevant individuals from government organizations and academia by fostering an environment where they can exchange contacts and interact with each other.


The Seminar will comprise of sessions focusing on: conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources; promoting sustainable global maritime transport connectivity; and realizing the potential of Blue Economy. It is hoped that this seminar will result in concrete recommendations to sustainably develop the blue economy in the Post COVID-19 era.


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