canberra [Australia]/Sonipat (Haryana) [India] May 27 (ANI/OP Jindal University): ANCORS, the Australian National Center for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong (UOW), and the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) at OP Jindal Global University, India, are awarded a grant under the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI). The Australian Foreign Secretary recently announced the $100,000 grant. Recipients of a partnership grant for Australia and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative | Australian Foreign Secretary, Minister for Women (Australia-India Partnership 2nd Grants Round Grant Flows (2012-22), adopted as part of their Joint Declaration on a Shared Vision of Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific between the Republic India and It aims to “bring the IPOI initiative to a stage where more intergovernmental activities are taking place”, develop a framework for integrated oceans management across seven collaborative pillars, and (2) a model action plan for the reduction of marine plastic waste for the Indian Developing Ocean that provides a case study for building coherence within the pillar of maritime ecology in the sub-regions of the Indo-Pacific Pacific.
The seven pillars of cooperation under the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative were announced in 2019 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as:- Marine Ecology;- Maritime Security;- Marine Resources;- Capacity Building and Resource Sharing;- Reduction and disaster risk management; – Science technology and academic collaborations; and- Trade, Connectivity and Maritime Transport The Founder and Vice-Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University, Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar said: “JGU is committed to advancing the bilateral relationship between India and Australia. Since the establishment of the Center for India Australia Studies at our university, we have provided our faculty and students with the opportunity to connect with our partner institutions in Australia, and we are delighted to partner with the University of Wollongong on this exciting project, I am confident that this Australian Government funded grant provides opportunities for my colleagues and our partners in Wollongong to contribute to an important policy discussion on issues affecting both countries in the Indo-Pacific and between maritime sub-regions of the Indo-Pacific. The second part will be a case study of how to design a marine plastics action plan for the Indian Ocean o p in a way that is complementary to other action plans in other maritime sub-regions of the Indo-As a sectoral case study under the second pillar.
The project ‘Integrated Maritime Management and Security across the Indo-Pacific: A Framework to Unify the Seven IPOI Pillars, with a Case Study to Reduce Plastic Debris in the Indian Ocean’ will deliver a conference, workshop and book. ANCORS and JSIA will complete the project in 2023.
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