Marine Conservation – Promoting the Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Resources, 1-4 August 2016, Korea
With a coastline of 173,000 km, ASEAN has arguably the most abundant and diverse natural marine resources in the world. The region houses 35% of the world’s mangrove forests and about 30% of the coral reefs while producing 14% of the world’s marine fish products.1 These resources are essential to sustaining the ASEAN economy, particularly to the Coastal Forestry, Fisheries, Marine Industry, and Coastal Tourism sectors. However, the non-sustainable utilization and exploitation of marine resources in ASEAN have led to grave environmental degradation. While overfishing and destructive fishing methods have resulted in coral bleaching and extinction of other marine life, waste mismanagement and massive tourist developments in coastal areas, beyond existing carrying capacity, have generated massive amounts of water pollutants.
In order to achieve a sustainable marine environment against the backdrop of social changes and economic development, the ASEAN highlights the promotion and enhancement of capacity building in a continuous effort to have sustainable management of ecosystems and natural resources in the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blue print.
Recognizing the importance of marine resources and its sustainable use as well as acting as a platform for the dialogue between the ASEAN Member States and the ROK, the ASEAN-Korea Centre will invite ASEAN and Korean students, who are the future leaders of the ASEAN and Korea, to gather at the 2016 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop to enhance their understanding on marine conservation and forge strong friendship among them. Under the theme of Marine Conservation – Promoting the Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Resources, the Workshop will be from 1-4 August 2016, including lectures, discussions, and site visits in Korea.
Further promote awareness on ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea partnership among youth Enhance active networks and genuine friendship among the ASEAN and Korea youth towards a shared future
- RESUME ACTIVITY.
Delegation of indonesia in ASEAN- KOREA YOUTH PROGRAMME NETWORK are Ms. Diah Anggraini from Aquatic Product Technology, and Fahurizal Aulia Perdana From Aquaculture, Faculty Fisheries and Marine Science Technology, IPB. Every country of ASEAN have apportunity to send 2 delegation in this programme. There are around 80 participant from ASEAN , KOREA, JAPAN, and CHINA contributed in this section.
Each member of this program contributed in UCC making (make movie maker) about marine conservation, and promote how to save and campaign marine sustainablity, beside that ASEAN ambassador have to show a dance performence or anything as representative cultural of each country in cultural night contest.
This agenda held at least 5 days, between 1-5 august, 2016 in Busan university of foreign studies in Busan, and Seoul soth korea. We have some opporunity to have lecture from Busan university and Yonsei University, and we visited some area like Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve , Korea National Maritime Museum (Busan), KOEM Marine Environment Research & Training Institute: Educational Experience Programs, KIOST South Sea Research Institute (Goeje), city exploration in namsan and Myeongdong, and the last day we met with ASEAN conselour in Korea, and we visited ASEAN KOREA CENTRE in seoul.