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WMU boosts collaboration with Canada

World Maritime University plans to further boost its partnership and collaboration with Canada. In light of the situation, from 24-26 February, a delegation from WMU visited several agencies in Canada to discuss about the ongoing fellowship program funded by Canada which is focused on Gender Empowerment.

WMU promotes gender equality in shipping industry

Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) spoke during the European Shipping Week (ESW) with a keynote address on Gender diversity: Better for People, Better for the Profession, Better for the Industry.

Women visibility in sea-related sectors is crucial

The third WMU International Women’s Conference, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community that took place in April 2019, launched its report presenting the women and their presentations that participated and also focusing on the conclusions drawn and future steps that should be taken to boost women in shipping.

WMU, Canada join forces on gender equality in ocean science

On the sidelines of the Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference in early April, the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Government of Canada jointly announced a major research project on the theme ‘Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’.

WMU: Key actions to achieve gender balance in maritime

Implementing gender-responsive policies and promoting role models for women in the maritime were some of the key conclusions reached during the Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference at World Maritime University (WMU), in Malmö, Sweden.

IAPH launches Women in Ports Mentoring Program

The board of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) announced the allocation of a budget fund of USD 10,000 to develop a Women in Ports Mentoring Program designed to attract, empower and retain female talent in the industry.

International Women’s Conference: Ensuring no woman is left behind

Remove structural barriers, build good networks and support quality education to ensure no woman, no girl is left behind in the maritime sector, were some of the themes reiterated by maritime leaders, speaking in WMU International Women’s Conference, on 4-5 April in Malmö, Sweden. 

E-learning to take over hands-on training in maritime industry?

Over 70% of the respondents of MarTID (Maritime Training Insights Database) survey initiative, World Maritime University (WMU) expect an increase in simulators and e-learning in the coming years. In year 2019, traditional classroom teaching, and simulation training are the most popular training methods for operators, while there has been much debate about whether e-learning in maritime industry works or not. Some believe there is no replacement for hands-on training, others believe there is.

ReCAAP ISC, WMU strengthen ties against Asian piracy

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and World Maritime University signed a MoU to strengthen the cooperation in increasing the knowledge of the evolving situation of piracy and sea robbery in Asia. The partnership is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

First of its kind seafarer welfare training programme launched

On the occasion of ‘Day of the Seafarer 2018’ focusing on wellbeing, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and the World Maritime University announced a new crew welfare training programme designed to equip maritime professionals with key skills and knowledge to support welfare onboard. 

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