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Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)

The Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) was established in recognition of the important role of the academia in regional organisations.

The role set out for the Academic Group is both advisory and catalytic, with the following principal objectives :

  • to service the needs of Government and Business

  • to promote intellectual dialogue amongst the participating Member States

  • to serve as a vehicle for the development and dissemination of the Indian Ocean Rim Concept

  • to serve the region through coordinated and rigorous research



The IORAG may meet during the COM and the CSO, or as often as mutually decided. It collaborates with the CSO and the Secretariat in the consideration, formulation, and implementation of the Policy and Work Programmes of the Association. The IORAG may draw upon other non-governmental regional academic networks as necessary.


In recent years, there has been an effort to reinvigorate the Academic Group by fostering a more dynamic link between policy and projects in the work programmes of the WGTI, IORAG and IORBF. In order to sharpen the focus of IORAG, it has been suggested that the following measures be considered :

  • Develop a stronger Indian Ocean Research environment

  • Foster a culture of "Indian Oceanness"

  • Focus on matters of common concern

  • Conduct research aimed at enabling better regional policy outcomes

  • Develop a stronger regional policy foundation

  • Enhance collective regional awareness



The IORAG is an integral part of the unique structure that was created to build bridges and increase networking between Governments, the Private Sector and the Academia in the Indian Ocean Rim region.

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Events
  • 03 - 03 Aug
    2018
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    24th Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) Meeting
    Durban, South Africa
  • 14 Oct
    2017
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    23rd Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    Durban, South Africa
  • 12 Oct
    2016
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    22nd Meeting of the IORAG
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 20 Oct
    2015
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    21st Meeting of the IORAG
    Padang, Indonesia
  • 06 Oct
    2014
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    20th Meeting of the IORAG
    Perth, Australia
  • 30 Oct
    2013
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    19th Meeting of the IORAG
    Perth, Australia
  • 29 Oct
    2012
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    18th Meeting of the IORAG
    Gurgaon, India
  • 11 Nov
    2011
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    17th Meeting of the IORAG
    Bengaluru, India
  • 31 Jul
    2010
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    16th Meeting of the IORAG
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 20 Jun
    2009
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    15th Meeting of the IORAG
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 29 Apr
    2008
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    14th Meeting of the IORAG
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 03 Mar
    2007
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    13th Meeting of the IORAG
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 16 Feb
    2006
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    12th Meeting of the IORAG
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 21 Aug
    2004
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    11th Meeting of the IORAG
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 07 Oct
    2003
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    10th Meeting of the IORAG
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 05 May
    2002
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    9th Meeting of the IORAG
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 04 Apr
    2001
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    8th Meeting of the IORAG
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 03 - 04 Jul
    2000
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    7th Meeting of the IORAG
    Maputo, Mozambique
  • 28 - 29 Mar
    1999
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    6th Meeting of the IORAG
    Maputo Mozambique
  • 30 - 31 Mar
    1998
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    5th Meeting of the IORAG
    Balaclava, Mauritius
  • 03 - 04 Mar
    1997
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    4th Meeting of the IORAG
    Grand Bay, Mauritius
  • 10 - 11 Sep
    1996
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    3rd Meeting of the IORAG
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 14 - 16 May
    1996
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    2nd Meeting of the IORAG
    Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 15 - 17 Aug
    1995
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    1st Meeting of the IORAG
    Port Louis, Mauritius