It was the first training course of its kind, in which thirteen officials from both developing countries and Small Island Developing States participated, coming from Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa.
With the aid of real time and practical exercises on a rescue boat and a provided platform for conversation, African women had the ability to improve and boost their knowledge on how to act immediately when on a SAR mission. Moreover, through the training, women learned how to be prepared and keep control in a demanding situation.
To accomplish those training courses, IMO collaborated with the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the Government of Morocco. Their goal was to empower training courses in general and to further raise awareness of their World Maritime theme 2019 "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community".