IMO Provides Fellowships for Women in Ports
International Maritime Organization (IMO) has provided fellowships to ten female officials attending a Port Senior Management Programme held at the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Nahalal, Israel, (14 -27 November).
"A successful and well-run port contributes to the sustainable economic development of its region. But what is also an economic no-brainer is female empowerment. We provide fellowship to address both these points," said a statement from IMO.
The two-week course provides participants with key information and updates on innovations in the port industry. Subjects covered include global trends and advances in port development as well as port security and efficiency in container terminals.
The fellowships come from IMO's Women in Maritime programme which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal number five in order to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Over the last 30 years, IMO has facilitated access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector to help them reach leadership positions and bring a much needed gender balance in the industry.
Participants come from ten countries; Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.