UN SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Sustainable socio-technical infrastructure that fosters innovative educational approaches and applications in the maritime cluster is an important component of WMU’s education and research agenda. Maritime leaders educated at WMU understand the importance and impact of safe and environmentally sound technologies and are forerunners in encouraging innovation in their home countries and beyond. Through specialized workshops and training on organizational and industrial processes pertaining to ships, ports and other aspects of the maritime transport supply chain, WMU further contributes to a sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries. The University’s particular contribution under UN SDG 9 focuses on the following Targets:

9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States

9.b Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities