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IMO CARES virtual workshop in Collaboration with MTCC Africa – 20th July.

Updated: Jun 5



The IMO CARES (Coordinated Actions to Reduce Emissions from Shipping) Foundation Project financed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with MTCC Africa and the IMO Department of Partnerships and Projects, hosted the third virtual workshop IMOCARES workshop. The workshop focused on Maritime Decarbonization R&D Africa and Global Perspectives and heavily featured MTCC Africa, one of five regional centres of the Global MTCC Network (GMN) for promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector. The event was attended by Her Excellency Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary, State Department for Shipping and Maritime and Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy for Kenya as well as international organisations and prominent delegates.


The event followed closely on discussions undertaken during the IMO CARES virtual workshop in Collaboration with MTCC Africa – 29nd June titled ‘Maritime Promoting and Strengthening Sustainable Ocean-Based Economies through Regional Cooperation on Maritime Decarbonization (Focus: Africa)’ which took place as a side event within the UN Ocean conference in Lisbon. In particular, these included decarbonisation, technology requirements, industry and legislative challenges both globally and regionally and potential solutions for these issues.


The workshop helped to support the development of the IMO CARES strategic framework which will be important in the implementation of a tangible mechanism to guide technology demonstrations and maritime decarbonization Research and Development while considering Africa and Global Perspectives and how the IMO’s CARES project will be able to support technology transfer the global north and south and accelerate efforts towards maritime decarbonisation.


Keynote addresses were made by Dr. Jose Matheickal, Chief Department of Partnerships and a Projects of the IMO and Amb Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary, State Department for Shipping and Maritime and Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy, Kenya as well as Eng. Essam Alammari, Permanent Representative for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the IMO - Transport General Authority.






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