Through its Women in Maritime programme, IMO is hosting a two-week training course for female officials from maritime and port authorities of developing countries in Le Havre, France. A total of 27 female officials from 18 developing countries are participating, to enhance their knowledge in port management and operational efficiency.
IMO believes that the maritime industry needs more women, particularly in leadership roles. To encourage this trend, the organization is supporting a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities entitled.
"Women in Port Management" course is hosted in Le Havre from 12 to 23 of November and includes lectures on subjects such as port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics and other topics. The course provides participants with the necessary skills to improve the management and operational efficiency of their ports. This is the second workshop in 2018 from IMO that supports women in port management.
The workshop includes visits to the Port of Le Havre and the Port of Rouen, enabling the participants to experience for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port, with a view to applying this knowledge back in their respective countries.
The event is delivered through IMO's Women in Maritime Gender Programme, in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority. It comes as part of IMO's ongoing and increasing efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal number five in order to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
This is the 14th training event of its kind. Demand for the course has continued to grow substantially over the past years.
Women that participates come from a big list of developing countries such as Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, the Sudan, Uganda and Viet Nam.