Monash Law awarded new research grant for the sustainable future in the Indo-Pacific region

Monash Law awarded new research grant for the sustainable future in the Indo-Pacific region

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced Monash University's Faculty of Law as one of the recipients of the inaugural Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership (AIIPOIP) grants round.

Associate Professor Gerry Nagtzaam and Professor Andrew Mitchell, the Faculty of Law, Monash University (Monash Law) and the Centre for Public Policy Research, India (CPPR) have been awarded an Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership Grant for $100,000 for their project titled “Maritime Cooperation for a Sustainable Future in the Indo-Pacific Region” by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Monash Law and the CPPR will work on a year-long project exploring maritime cooperation in the Indo Pacific region focusing on:

a)    Trade Connectivity and Maritime Transport: Smart Ports and Digital Supply Chains;

b)    Marine Ecology Strategies (with a particular emphasis on Marine Plastic Litter and Debris regulatory waste minimisation models and strategies in the Bay of Bengal); and

c)     Convergences between the Vision-Outlook-Initiative of the Indo-Pacific countries/groupings i.e. ASEAN, Australia and India.

The project will create a platform for Indian and Australian experts to constructively engage in enhancing convergences and synergies that will shape maritime cooperation in the Indo-Pacific over the next decade to support an open, inclusive, resilient, prosperous and rules-based maritime order in the region.