IPSEA Assessment Training Workshop at Regional Maritime University

 

The Regional Maritime University has hosted a two  (2) day Improvement of Port Safety, Efficiency in Africa (IPSEA) Training Assessment workshop from the 21st to 22nd July 2016  funded under the 10th European Development Fund, the ACP-EU programme aims to improve the maritime transport sector in Western and Central Africa.

The EU comprehensive approach focuses on the harmonization of the maritime safety regulations (WACAF project implemented by IMO), the improvement of the safety aspects in a specific working environment and the efficiency of the port (IPSEA project implemented by IMSSEA Academy).
 
The aforementioned actions are complemented with the setup of a regional database for the exchange of information related to the marine environment (MARENDA project implemented by CETMAR).
Beneficiary countries of the EU funded project IPSEA are, in addition to the Republic of Congo, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Ghana.
 
After the development of 33 training sessions held from April 2015 till July 2016, which gathered more than 400 attendees from Congo, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, two workshops were held for the benefit of other Francophone and Anglophone countries in the 2 regional maritime institutions of Abidjan and Accra.
 
Representatives from Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Benin, Nigeria, Liberia and representatives from PMAWCA, MOWCA,CRESMAC and ABOUJA MoU attended the 2 days separated workshops from 18 to 22 of July.
 
The aim of the workshop was to update the audience about the overall results of the project since its launch, receive first hand comments and to produce a Set of Recommendations (SoR) that should provide the basis for further reflection to decision makers of the beneficiary countries.