UN SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Sasakawa Fellows’ Network Meeting

A regional forum for Sasakawa Fellows from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, plus UK-domiciled Fellows, was held in London from 28 to 31 January 2018. 

The meeting, organised by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation with the sponsorship of The Nippon Foundation, brought together 25 Sasakawa Fellows to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the maritime sectors in their home countries. They also discussed strategies to develop the global Sasakawa Fellows’ Network. 

WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute Inauguration and WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018

In 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) celebrates 35 years of excellence in postgraduate education, research and capacity building. Its parent organization, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates its 70th anniversary. WMU will mark this milestone year with the inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute.

World Maritime University

Sasakawa Auditorium

Rickard Bergqvist

Professor of Logistics and Transport Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Key research areas include intermodal transport, shipping, regional logistics, dry ports and public-private cooperation. Major works include over 30 refereed journal articles, conference papers and book chapters related to intermodal transport, dry ports, economic modeling and public-private cooperation. I also act as senior advisor and consultant to many private and public actors in the logistics industry in especially Sweden.

WMU President Calls for Input to MarTID Survey by 31 January Deadline

January 31, 2018, the deadline for the first global survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID), is quickly approaching. The mission of MarTID is to help ensure safe, efficient and sustainable maritime operations on clean oceans. It will do so by providing the maritime industry with objective and comprehensive data on how it manages and conducts training for shipboard competencies and the effects of drivers, such as technology, on this training.

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