IMO’s GloBallast Partnerships Awarded “Best Innovative Project”

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Photo: At the award ceremony: Capt. Abdul Wahab M. Al Diwani, representing IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Program’s Regional partner - the Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment/ Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre (ROPME/MEMAC) - receiving the award on behalf of the GloBallast Project.

IMO’s GloBallast Partnerships Project, which assists developing countries and their maritime industries for implementation of the international regulations on ballast water management to prevent the spread of alien invasive species, has won the sixth Marine BizTV International Maritime Award for “Best Innovative Project.”

The award was presented during the sixth Marine BizTV International Maritime Award ceremony, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 15, 2013. The jury, in considering the most innovative and creative achievements of global and regional maritime organizations and their initiatives, agreed to award the IMO-UNDP-GEF GloBallast Partnerships Project the “Best Innovative Project” award for its role in catalyzing the global efforts to find innovative technological solutions for the management of ships’ ballast water and its international position as a successful technical co-operation and capacity building project. The Project is executed by IMO with funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in partnership with the United Nations Development Agency (UNDP).

The award honored GloBallast’s global impact in terms of preparing developing countries and their maritime industries for the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, its role in assisting the maritime industry to overcome technical challenges through its pioneering Global Industry Alliance (GIA) initiative and for catalyzing significant global efforts to address one of the most pressing environmental issues that the maritime industry is currently facing.

This is the third international award presented to the GloBallast project since its inception in 2000. In 2003, GloBallast won the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2007, the awareness-raising video documentary, “Invaders from the Sea,” produced by GloBallast jointly with the BBC, won the Gold Award for Best UN Feature Film at the United Nations Documentary Film Festival

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