Saturday, July 24, 2021

Tuna Fish Hub at Liwatoni, Kenya

The Government of Kenya is inviting potential bidders to tender for the construction of the proposed Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Complaint Ultra-Modern...

The Uncharted Waters. Global Economic Perspectives and Sustainability

Last June 25th, Friday, Advantage.green, the marketplace promoting sustainable choices for companies and consumers, hosted the Forum “The Uncharted Waters. Global Economic Perspectives and...

IORA Ambassadors visit the Rome Cruise Terminal in Civitavecchia

On the July 1st 2021, as part of the activities of the Italy-IORA Committee, aimed at promoting cooperation between Italy and the IORA, and...

Italy will be a part of the project “Blue Biotechnology Community”

The Mediterranean sea will be the stage for the new initiative in the field of Blue biotechnology. The new European project will involve 8...

Aquaculture promoting project in Mozambique to foster the economy

With the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the President of the Republic of Mozambique has launched the PRODAPE project in...

World oceans day

Yesterday was World Oceans Day. The day has been celebrated since 1992 when it was sanctioned by the environment summit in Rio de Janeiro...

Focus on Magadascar: Investment opportunities

Madagascar, the fifth-largest island in the world and IORA member, offers enormous investment opportunities. Recently published INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO MADAGASCAR, prepared and financed by the...

UfM and Westmed: a meeting on “Digitalization Skills”

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) with the participation of Westmed organize a digital-themed webinar. Today, having digital skills is of fundamental importance. Digital transformation...

Kenya: strengthening sustainable blue economy

Kenya seems to be determined to improve its blue economy. The Construction of the Kenya Maritime headquarters in Mombasa is close to completion. Kenya...

Focus on Tanzania: investment opportunities in Tanzania’s Blue Economy

Mkinga District, Tanga region in Tanzania is a seaweed farming hub that is promising sea-related, blue economy activities to improve the lives of the...

IORA in Italy: an effective dialogue with IORA Ambassadors in Rome

As part of a fruitful partnership as IORA's dialogue partner, Italy organized on Tuesday May, 18th, a virtual meeting to create a discussion table...

Seychelles’ new initiative to boost the blue economy sector

Seychelles News Agency reports that Enterprise Seychelles Agency has started offering a series of training sessions about the blue economy sector. The aim of...

Hydrogen: an innovative and suitable solution for safeguarding oceans while powering multipurpose boats

ENR, together with established industrial and research partners such as FINCANTIERI, RINA and, CETENA, has been focusing on responding to the demand for a...

How to successfully invest in the blue economy sector in Africa

The national agendas of the African countries have been prioritizing the blue economy development since the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in...

The Union for the Mediterranean: a reality to be discovered

Union for the Mediterranean’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue, and the implementation of projects and initiatives with tangible impact on our citizens,...

The World Bank report on Blue Economy of Indonesia

The World Bank has recently published a report on the Reforms for a Blue Economy in Indonesia: Oceans for Prosperity. At the beginning of the...

BlueMed and HACKATHON team promote “Ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean...

The common goal, when it comes to blue ecology, is to clean the sea. Initiatives that raise public awareness of the non-use of plastic...

A small focus on Sri Lanka: Blue Economy, a possible sector of prosperity

According to the Sri Lankans, this island nation, being surrounded by the ocean, still struggles with the tourism and fishery sector that are the...

Italy among four other EU member states to provide technical expertise to support Kenya’s...

On March 25, 2021, the Ministry of Devolution and the Blue Economy Secretariat, the Governors of six coastal counties in Kenya with team Europe,...

FdM and Marevivo reach an agreement to safeguard the maritime cluster

Federation of the Sea (FdM), one of the Committees of the Italy-IORA platform, and the Marevivo association have signed an agreement with which they...

IORA will be an official partner of the First Digital Trade Show of the...

Digital Seafood Trade Show, an Assoittica Italia project, is the first digital trade event of the seafood industry. It will take place online on...

Blue Economy in Italy: a sector which offers many opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce of Latina and Frosinone in synergy with the Italian Union of Chambers has promoted research carried out by the Guglielmo...

“Smart Wave” platform for sustainable management of the Blue Economy

Smart Wave is a marine climate platform designed with the contribution of the European Regional Fund of the Sicilian Region to support sustainable development...

Italy celebrates IORA DAY 2021

Wishing all Member States and Dialogue Partners a prosperous IORA Day 2021! Last March 7th was the 24th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) since...

SAVE THE DATE: Blue Economy webinar series

Chamber of Commerce Riviere di Liguria, in cooperation with the AdSP of the Western Ligurian Sea (Genoa and Savona), invites the Stakeholders of the...

The webinar: Closing the gender pay gap in the Indian Ocean Rim

The secretariat of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has the honor to present a webinar titled “Closing the Gender Pay Gap in the...

The EU Commission proposes the creation of a Digital Green Certificate.

Free movement is one of the pillars on which the concept of Europe is based. The outbreak of the pandemic, due to the circulation...

EU Maritime associations urging the European Commission for a better consideration of the waterborne...

The waterborne sector is pivotal for Europe, as it offers access to seas, trade, and the Blue Economy. This diversified sector with a wide...

Webinar “Maritime work and investments in the post-Covid scenario”

The webinar, organized by Conftrasporto-Confcommercio enterprises for Italy together with Assarmatori, on "Maritime work and investments in the post-Covid scenario", will be held on...

Looking forward to IORA Day 2021

IORA, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, was founded on March 7, 1997, and is now celebrating its 24th anniversary. This year the celebrations will be held with...

SeaFuture: an Italian fair on the excellence of the Blue Economy

The seventh edition of SEAFUTURE will be held in La Spezia from June 14th to 17th at the Italian Navy Base.  SEAFUTURE is the hub...

Focus on Kenya: great investment opportunities in the Blue Economy for the Italian companies

Kenya is one of the IORA’s countries. After 2018, when it was organized the Blue Economy conference in Nairobi, the African State promotes a...

Italy-IORA partnership offers different insights on fighting plastic pollution: recent cases of Kenya and...

IORA member – Kenya is committed to fighting against plastic pollution and appears to be one of the first countries in East Africa to...

Sustainable development of coastal communities: Italy’s course is now open to all IORA...

The Government of Italy has extended an invitation for IORA Member States to participate in a high-level specialized Training Program on “Sustainable Development of Coastal...

The way towards sustainability: Smart Ports in western Sicily, a new deal between AdSP...

The AdSP (port system authority of western Sicily) and the RTI business group, consisting of Free Energy, Saving Srl, Luxmaster Srl, and Free Energia,...

Federpesca and AIPE: a deal to strengthen the circular economy

On January 12, Federpesca and AIPE (Italian Association of Expanded Polystyrene Producers and Processors) signed a memorandum aimed at promoting projects that will focus...

Strengthening the Blue Economy Sector with Cruise Tourism

In the view of accomplishing 'AatmaNirbhar Bharat' (Self-reliant India) goals, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced the plan to prioritize the Blue Economy...

A special webinar in view of the next La Spezia Seafuture event: Maritime Cyber...

Looking forward to the 7th edition of Seafuture 2021 which will be held at the Naval Base in La Spezia from 14 to 17 June 2021,...

Fincantieri is increasingly confirmed as a leader in the shipbuilding sector

In the light of pursuing further business opportunities and optimizing the synergies between the newbuilding and after sales sectors in the cruise segment, Fincantieri...

Increase in Indian seaweed production

Fisheries Department Secretary of India, Rajiv Ranjan has stated that India aims to increase seaweed production up to 11.5 lakh tonnes from 2,500 tonnes...

Blue Economy sector in Seychelles

In 2018, the Republic of Seychelles decided to develop the Blue Economy in the framework of four key strategic priorities for action and investment,...

Last month to register for the EMFF Blue Economy Window call

On the 12th of November 2020, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) launched the new Blue Economy Window - BlueInvest 2020 call for...

India-Australia collaboration can benefit all IOR countries

The collaboration of the two tremendous powers of IORA, India, and Australia can play a significant role in addressing the security, economic, and environmental...

Genova confirms itself as one of the European poles of the Blue Economy

Between the 10th and 11th centuries, the Port of Genoa was one of the most critical places in the Mediterranean Sea.Italy had become in...

ENI, SNAM and CDP a new deal for a sustainable future

A new agreement has been reached between three of the most important Italian companies: Eni, Snam, and CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti). This deal...

Skills and careers development in the blue economy, blue careers in aquaculture in the...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Federation of Fishing Enterprises – FEDERPESCA, an active member of the Italy-IORA Committee organize two webinars....

Map for Future: Hargeisa 2020

Since January 2019 Map For Future is an Italian cartographers group that is carrying out many workshops on Digital Cartography based in Rome, Italy....

Increased attention to Indian aquaculture and fish farming

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has brought attention to the importance of the coastal areas and the welfare of hardworking fishermen.  He...

New changes in the cruise sector

Ttgitalia writes that the sea journeys have restarted last August, demonstrating an extraordinary ability to adapt, and the cruises will be among the leaders...

Focus Bangladesh: progress and sustainable development pass through the Blue Economy

Bangladesh's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rabab Fatima, recently stated that Bangladesh intends to maximize Blue Economy's potential, recognized as one of...

Twentieth IORA Council of Ministers: Sri Lanka assumes the role of vice president

IORA held its first Council of Ministers virtually, welcoming its 22 Member States and 10 Dialogue Partners, to discuss ways in coordinating efforts to...

Environmental analysis on seawater in Tanzania

World Travel and Tourism Council estimates international tourist arrivals in Africa to increase by five percent per annum, approximately 1.4 billion visitors. Tanzania registers 1.5...

Kenya’s President says to invest in Blue Economy

This month Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has said his government will invest in the blue economy which, has been identified as a priority sector...

Investment in Mozambique aquaculture

Around 80 % of the Mozambique population cannot afford decent food. Regional aquaculture businesses meet only 6 % of the total demand for fish...

Professional careers in aquaculture

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, FEDERPESCA, an active member of the Italy-IORA Committee, will host the second webinar on skills...

Palermo becomes a reference shipbuilding center in the Mediterranean

This week, in Rome, an agreement between AdSp (Port System Authority of the Western Sicilian Sea) and Fincantieri was signed for the revival of...

India and Norway: a new partnership in the blue economy

In October 2020, Indian and Norwegian officials held a virtual meeting to discuss their maritime partnership expansion including, the construction of vessels and developing...

A new harbour in South Africa?

The South African government has identified Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast as suitable for the development of a small harbour....

Sealogy: a virtual international event

Italy’s first trade fair entirely dedicated to the sea and its resources SEALOGY®, due to the current health emergency, decided to transfer this year’s...

A look at the future ahead: the 34th edition of “Futuro Remoto”

The XXXIV edition of "Futuro Remoto" (“the future far ahead”) will take place under the theme 'The Planet: epochal changes and global challenges' between 20-29...

Healthy and circular blue growth in the Italian seas: examples of circularity in the...

On November 4, 2020, Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Cluster BIG, Bluemed CSA, Federpesca, active stakeholders in the Italy-IORA Committee held a conference entitled “Healthy...

Italy’s role in the Mediterranean as a foundation for our vision towards the Indian...

The XI edition of the Diplomacy festival, which took place on 19-30 October 2020 and included the Italy-IORA Webinar on Developing Sustainable Cruise Tourism,...

Financial, technological and research investments needed for Bangladesh’s frustrated aquaculture

IORA member - Bangladesh is the fifth largest aquaculture producer in the world, however, according to the researchers, the pandemic has negatively impacted the aquaculture...