IMO Launches Training Courses Aimed To Empower Maritime’s Female Officials
More women are joining the maritime holding a variety of professions within the industry. IMO supported to encourage this trend by launching a training course which aims at female officials from maritime and port authorities.
25 women from 17 developing countries took part in The two-week “Women in Port Management” course, hosted in Le Havre, France between 24 June to 5 July. The lectures on port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics, and other such topics were covered in the course. The necessary skills that is required to improve the management and operational efficiency of the ports were taught to the participants. Visits were organized to the Port of Le Havre and the Port of Rouen, giving participants the chance to experience for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port, with a view to applying this knowledge back in their respective countries.
IMO’s Women in Maritime program, supported by the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China and in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority delivered the port management course. It is one of the IMO’s ongoing and increasing efforts for supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal number five, that is achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
This was the 15th training event of its kind. Till now, 333 women have received training under this activity. Over the past years, the demand for the course has continued to grow substantially.