IORA is pleased to announce the release of the JIORS Volume 1, Issue 2 in October 2018.
The JIORS strives to attract and engage an international readership that is primarily academic, and research oriented in universities/research institutions and individual academics/policy makers are the primary target group for the Journal. The objective is to create a pool of theoretical and empirical knowledge based on sharing of best practices – critical for promoting evidence-based policy frame beneficial for uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the inhabitants of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
This issue coincides with the centenary celebrations of Late President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa- a great visionary and an architect of IORA which was established in March 1997.
In his message on the establishment of IORA in March 1997, President Nelson Mandela said "For centuries countries littoral to the Indian Ocean have been linked through trade and movement of people. The Indian Ocean Rim framework provides opportunities for the countries of the region to engage in mutually beneficial relations in the promotion of trade
and investment, cooperation in the field of technology transfer and tourism, as well as serving to reinforce bilateral relations".
The CIOS and IORA plans to bring out a Special Issue of the JIORS in 2019 focussing on Maritime Safety and Security, Marine Spatial Planning and Renewable Energy in the context of the Blue Economy and its various facets as well as the promotion of Trade and Investment Cooperation in the field of Technology Transfer and Tourism.
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