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Growing strength of the Indian Ocean Rim Association and emerging global development paradigms

29 January 2016
12:15 - 13:30

HSRC/ AISA Seminar Series

Growing  strength of the Indian Ocean Rim Association and emerging global development paradigms

Presenter: Professor V.N. Attri, Chair od Indian Ocean studies, Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), University of Mauritius.
Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)
Date: 29 January 2016
Time: 12:15 for 12:30–13:30  


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The seminar will focus on the evolution of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) since its establishment in March 1997 and how member states have been successful in maintaining close cooperation amongst themselves through the merging of different and varied national and regional interests for achieving sustainable development; the emergence of the “Blue Economy” and women’s empowerment.

The seminar will also focus on the recent developments in the Global Economy such as the Paris Climate Change International Convention outcomes and their implications for cooperation at global level as well as the rising role of IORA. The presentation will attempt to make a critical assessment of IORA’s achievements over the past 18 years and what it aims to achieve by its 20th Anniversary in March 2017, including contributions towards solving contemporary global problems such as climate change, inclusive and equitable trade and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Kindly RSVP by  27 January 2016
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Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Mary Thipe Street, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail
Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: