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The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a dynamic inter-governmental organisation aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and sustainable development within the Indian Ocean region through its 21 Member States and 7 Dialogue Partners.

IORA 21 Member States
Priorities and Focus Areas
  • Maritime Safety & Security
  • Trade & Investment Facilitation
  • Fisheries Management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Tourism & Cultural Exchange
  • Academic, Science & Technology
  • Blue Economy
  • Women's Economic Empowerment
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"In addition to commemorating the 20th Anniversary of IORA, the convening of the Summit is a strategic and progressive step of IORA Leaders, to encourage IORA so that it will be able to move faster, able to face current situations, and able to deal with future challenges."

E. Joko Widodo, President of The Republic Of Indonesia at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit, 7 March 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Did you know?
  • It is estimated that the Blue Economy could contribute to around thirteen billion US dollars to South Africa’s GDP, and create a million jobs by 2033.
    The Blue Economy
  • The Indian Ocean is a treasure of opportunities which remains untapped, mainly in the fields of maritime connectivity and renewable energy.
    Science ,Technology & Education
  • With over 80% of the world’s seaborne trade in oil, and around 100,000 commercial vessels traversing the Indian Ocean per year, it is evident that these sea lanes are amongst the most vital in the world.
    Trade and Investment Facilitation
  • Women empowerment is included within all project proposals along the six priority areas of IORA as an important contributor to reducing unemployment and for the subsequent alleviation of poverty in the region.
    Women’s Economic Empowerment
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