The International Workshop on India’s Polar Region Policy for Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development is expected to provide vital inputs for policy making on geostrategic issues for national and global security besides generating awareness nationally and globally about India’s importance in the Polar Regions.

The objective of this international workshop is to reach out to the key stakeholders and together to observe, analyse and discuss various legal issues linked to it.

Accordingly, the workshop is aimed to bring together the maritime security agencies, academicians, researchers and governments, to discuss various legal provisions and strategic approaches, and build partnerships for sustainable development.

Abstract submission deadline is 20th January 2024. Selective abstracts are invited for seven sessions under the seven agendas: 

  1. Overview of India’s Polar Region policies and challenges of multifaceted coastal and maritime security threats, at and from the sea.
  2. Legal aspects related to fisheries, scientific research, and oil, gas, and mineral explorations in the Polar Region. 
  3. Geo-political, legislative, executive and judicial initiatives.
  4. Climate change variables.
  5. Gap Analysis.
  6. Capacity-building initiatives in the Polar Regions.
  7. Trade routes and economic connectivity. 

Important Dates (Tentative):
Registration Open: 12th Dec 2023 
Abstract Submission (Last Date): 20th Jan 2024
Abstract Confirmation & Registration: 22th Jan 2024
Paper & Presentation Submission: 4th Feb 2024

For more information, and for abstract submission guidelines, see here.