Question: Headquarter of IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) is situated in which of the following country?
- IORA member countries adopted Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy in Indian Ocean Region at 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial meeting held at 2nd Global Re-Invest-India-ISA (International Solar Alliance) Partnership Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet & Expo in Greater Noida on 4th
- Delhi Declaration calls for collaboration among IORA member countries in meeting growing demand for renewable energy in Indian Ocean littorals, development of common renewable agenda for Indian Ocean region and promote regional capacity building.
- It seeks to promote technology development & transfer, strengthening of Public Private Partnership in renewable energy & collaboration among member states of IORA and ISA.
- IORA member countries also resolved to collaborate with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
- IORA & IRENA also agreed to undertake expansion of Global Renewable Energy Atlas, world’s largest ever joint renewable resource data project, coordinated by IRENA. This will help in creating Indian Ocean’s region first & most comprehensive map and data base which can be used to tap sizable renewable energy potential of region & collaborate on opportunities available under International Renewable Energy Learning Platform (IRELP).
About Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
- Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean; the organisation was established as Indian Ocean Rim Initiative in Mauritius on March 1995.
- It comprises 21 member states (including India) and 7 Dialogue Partners.
- The Objective of (IORA) is to promote sustainable growth and balanced development of the region and member states, to focus on areas of economic cooperation which provide maximum opportunities for development, shared interest and mutual benefits.
- It promotes liberalisation, remove impediments and lower barriers towards a freer and enhanced flow of goods, services, investment, and technology within the Indian Ocean rim.