WMU Regional Alumni Conference for the Americas
The WMU Regional Alumni Conference for the Americas will take place in the City of Lima, Peru from 23 to 25 October 2017 in partnership with the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas (DICAPI).
The Conference topic is Maritime and Port Sectors in the Americas: Challenges and opportunities in light of the SDGs. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) are intended to guide global efforts to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change. Account will be taken of the SDGs regarding the development of initiatives, strategies and alliances for the advancement of the maritime and port sectors in the region, highlighting the importance of postgraduate maritime and oceans education, research and capacity building for the Americas.
WMU President, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, in spearheading this initiative stated: “This first WMU Alumni Conference for the Americas is being convened in partnership with the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas of Peru. It will provide a unique opportunity to bring together not only the WMU Alumni from the region but also maritime and ports stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges as well as the contribution that the maritime and port sectors in the region are making and can continue to make to ensure balanced economic, social and environmental development of the countries in the Americas, taking into account the UNSDGs.”
Echoing this year’s IMO World Maritime Day Theme “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”, the Conference will provide an opportunity for the maritime and port stakeholders in the region to reflect on the theme generating greater awareness of shipping as being indispensable to world trade and to the development of national and regional economies. The Conference is open to all interested parties in the maritime and oceans sector. It is aimed at identifying opportunities for networking and further promoting academic and industry linkages among stakeholders of the maritime and port industries and their administrations, international and regional organizations, maritime education institutions, oceans-related institutions, NGOs and the global network of alumni from WMU.
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