Side Event: The role of International Oceans Institute (IOI) in achieving SDG 13 and SDG 14
Capacity Development in Ocean Governance plays a central role in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind. Additionally, obligations towards achieving the SDGs, notably SDG14 and its targets, and other interdependent SDGs, place a burden of responsibility on decision-makers and practitioners which may benefit from targeted capacity development and knowledge transfer at all levels. The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is an independent, non-governmental non-profit organisation conducting training and capacity development in Ocean Governance worldwide. The IOI, through its global network of centres, and a portfolio of international and regional Training and Capacity Development Programmes in Ocean Governance provides tangible and measurable action towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the interdependent SDGs and their targets. The panellists will advance examples of such outreach to developing countries and countries in transition towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, through developing capacity globally and through the emphasis on achieving the SDGS.