The annual Sasakawa Fellows Reception, hosted by The Nippon Foundation, was held at WMU on 4 November in the Sasakawa Auditorium. At the event, 27 students in the Class of 2017, who were sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, were honored as WMU Sasakawa Fellows. The total number of WMU Sasakawa Fellows now stands at 580 from more than 60 countries.
On 27 October, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Ottawa by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), and Ms. Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security, Transport Canada (TC). The MoU sets out the framework under which WMU will complete research for a comparative study of marine medical certificate issuance that supports TC’s review of related regulations and policy framework under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.
The WMU Regional Conference for the Americas opened on 23 October in Lima, Peru in partnership with the Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas (DICAPI). The three-day event is bringing together over 200 participants from 22 countries across the Americas to address the topic of Maritime and Port Sectors in the Americas - Challenges and opportunities in light of the SDGs.
President Doumbia-Henry delivered the Keynote opening address of the Maritime Conference Bahamas 2017 that took place in Nassau from 18 to 20 October in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Education. The theme of the Conference was Connecting Education, Ports and People.
President Doumbia Henry was a keynote speaker at the Life Below Water Conference, 2017 that took place in Malmö, Sweden from 11 to 13 October. The overriding theme for the event was local implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
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