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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.

One of the mechanisms created during the establishment of the IORA is the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG). IORAG has been positioned as the primary vehicle for academics, universities, think tanks and scientific and technological centres to formulate policy and project recommendations to IORA Member States.

The role set out for the Academic Group has been 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

 

Under the Jakarta Concord’s Action Plan (2017-2021), IORA seeks to further strengthen the IORAG through the sharing of information and knowledge by fostering a more dynamic link between policy and projects in IORA work programmes. To this end, the 24th Meeting of the IORAG in South Africa established a Sub-Committee to lead the institutional, operational, and administrative reform of IORAG within IORA.

 

Key developments so far:

  • The IORAG Sub-Committee met at the 24th Meeting of the IORAG in South Africa (2018) and in advance of the 25th Meeting of the IORAG in India (2018).
  • India, as the Coordinating Country for Academic Science and Technology Cooperation has hosted two Experts Group Meetings on Academic Science and Technology Cooperation (EGMASTC) in 2019 and 2020. The EGMASTC is conceptualised as an ad-hoc inter-governmental forum that is mandated to deliberate on the mechanism to implement the IORA Action Plan relating to the field of academic, science and technology cooperation. The participants of EGMASTC are the policy makers dealing with academic, science and technology in the governments of the Member States.


India is the current Chair of the IORAG and is coordinating the ongoing work of the Sub-Committee and the EGMASTC. 

Press Releases
Events
  • 12 - 12 Dec
    2019
    Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    25th Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
    New Delhi, India
  • 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