The ICJ Case on Japanese Whaling in the Southern Ocean On 31st May 2010, Australia filed an application in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking the Court to find that the killing, taking and treating of whales under special permits granted for JARPA II is not for purposes of scientific research within the meaning […]
About Jit Joytishna
Joy is responsible for leading or participating in policy development projects. She has over 12 years training and experience as scientist and policy analyst in the interdisciplinary areas of environmental, social and legal research. Joy has published and contributed to national and international technical and policy projects in previous positions held in academia, industry and inter-governmental organisations. She has qualifications in applied science (BAS), marine management (MA) and law (PhD). Joy is also currently the Deputy Representative of the United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellowship Alumni, a global network of over 100 professionals in academia and government.
Completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries) at Australian Maritime College with Captain Swanson Award of excellence.
Joytishna commenced work at the Pacific inter-governmental institution The University of the South Pacific collaborating on projects with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Food and Agriculture Organization. Projects include environmental policy, protected areas management, regional oceans policy, HACCP, aquaculture policy review, trade and food security, ecotoxicology, maritime and fisheries security and safety, and community-based management.
Masters in Arts (Marine Affairs) completed while working for the Regional Maritime Programme at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC’s RMP). SPC’s RMP is the technical implementation agency for United Nations International Maritime Organization treaties in Pacific States.
She completed her doctorate thesis in Law wherein Joy evaluated international and domestic regulations to analyse the balance of ecological and societal values in transboundary environmental governance from international to local levels.
Joytishna is a post-doc at the University of South Australia working on environmental risk assessment and remediation where she applies her expertise in governance and policy in diverse environmental disciplines.
Entries by Jit Joytishna
[Contributor: Amelia Bola] The Pacific Islands region’s transport issues are unique – tiny economies scattered at the ends of some of the longest transportation routes in the world with the most challenging network to maintain per capita and per sea mile with the available resources to support it. The priority for Pacific shipping lies on […]
Words are inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the recent Typhoon Haiyan that fell on the shoulders of the people of Philippines recently. Leyte and Samar provinces were worst hit from what has been quoted as the ‘perfect storm’ in terms of its ferocity (The Economist, 16/11/2013). On behalf of the global network of […]
It has been a week since the United Nations Nippon Foundation (UNNF) Alumni concluded providing sufficient time for us to reflect on the minefield of knowledge and experience exchanged during the Pacific Regional Alumni meeting week from 14-18 October 2013, Suva, Fiji Islands. The first three days of the meeting involved presentations on a range of key oceans issues from regional and […]
The UNNF Pacific Alumni meeting being held from 14-18 October 2013 in Suva, Fiji identified a number of useful resource materials that are available online through participant agencies. These are listed below for your wider use: Vulnerability and adaptation of coastal fisheries to climate change, Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Available: http://www.spc.int/coastfish/en/projects/climate-change.html Vulnerability of Tropical […]
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