Project description

The aim of this research/consultancy is to assist the Government of Samoa in the rationalising of maritime studies focused on effectiveness and efficiency. The importance of this project derives partly from the extent to which the more cost-effective provision of maritime studies can reduce the strain that is placed on the government’s fiscal base. The project responds directly to the Samoa Government’s strategic need for cost-effective human resource development in the maritime industry, and through a process of research-based action learning it seeks to help capacity-building of government officials.

Project Officer

Michael Ekow Manuel

Dr. Michael Ekow MANUEL was until May 2013 the Dean of Faculty of Maritime Studies at the Regional Maritime University in Ghana.  Previous to that, he was Head of Research and Consultancy at the same Institution.  He is a Master Mariner and worked on ships for eleven years culminating in an appointment as Master (Ship Captain).

He holds degrees in Maritime Affairs (MSc.) and Maritime Administration (PhD) from the World Maritime University with ITF and Sheldon Kinney Fellowships respectively.

Project Duration

January, 2019 to May, 2019