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Syllabus of the Subject: Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Africa-Asia.

  1. Introduction to the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
    1. Formerly known as the Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)
  2. Structure of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  3. IORA Business Forum
  4. Action Plan of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Scope of work and priority areas
    1. Trade and investment facilitation
    2. Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
    3. Maritime safety and security
    4. Fisheries management
    5. Disaster risk management
    6. Academic, Science, and Technology Cooperation
    7. Tourism and cultural exchanges
    8. Gender empowerment
  6. Projects of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Special Fund
  7. Charter of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

The objectives of the subject “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the goals, structure, and institutions of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. To know the role of the workgroup on trade and investment (IORA Preferential Trade Agreement)
  3. To assess the benefits for the IORA member countries and the areas of cooperation (technical, economic...)
The Subject (e-learning) “Indian-Ocean Rim Association” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (EENI- School of Business & HA University):
  1. Doctorates (Distance learning): Islamic Countries, Asia, and Africa
  2. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, Pacific, Africa, Asia, BRICS Countries, Frontier Markets, Economic Relations
  3. Courses: East Africa, International Relations of Africa, Middle East
  4. Bachelor's Degrees: Inter-African Business, International Trade

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Asociación de la Cuenca del Océano Índico (IORA) Post-secondary Education in French Association des États riverains de l’Océan Indien (IORA) Study in Portuguese Associação da Bacia do Oceano Índico (IORA)

Credits of the subject “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject -  Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
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Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Indian-Ocean Rim Association:

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international economic organisation comprising countries of:

  1. Africa (8): Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania
  2. Asia (9): Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand
  3. The Middle East (3): Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

The dialogue partners of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are the People's Republic of China, the Arab Republic of Egypt, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Turkey has applied for a partner dialogue status.

The focus of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is on economic cooperation and particularly on international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).

  1. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a lifeline of the international trade and economy
  2. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is firmly based on the principle of open regionalism, as promoted by the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. One of the objectives of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is to create a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in the region
  4. The economies of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are home to 2 billion people and represents 40% of the population of the World
  5. The Indian Ocean is the third biggest Ocean and carries 50% of the container ships in the World, 33% of the bulk cargo traffic and 66% of the petroleum shipments in the World

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is an international institution formed by:

  1. Christian countries: Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania
  2. Muslim Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  3. Hindu countries: India and Mauritius
  4. Buddhist countries: Sri Lanka and Thailand
  5. Multi-religious countries: Singapore and Madagascar

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an inter-civilisation agreement between the Western Civilisation, Sinic-Buddhist, Hindu Civilisation, and Islamic Civilisation.

Related regional economic institutions:

  1. ASEAN
  2. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  4. Southern African Development Community (SADC)


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