IMO is continuing
its efforts to support the careers of women in the maritime sector through
delivery of a two-week online course from 17 – 28 January 2022.
The ‘Women in Port
Management’ (WIPM) course, which has been running for 18 years in France, is open
to women officials from maritime and/or port authorities of developing
countries in Francophone Africa. It aims to help attendees improve their skills
for management and operational efficiency at the ports they work in.
WIPM course content
WIPM, held at
Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER), includes lectures on
port management, port security, port environment, facilitation of maritime
traffic, the ship/port interface, concession contracts, as well as port
marketing, tariffs and logistics. They also learned about IMO’s Member State
undertake a study visit to gain first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day
operations of an overseas port. This will allow them to look at implementing
similar operating practices back in their respective countries.
This year’s course was attended by participants from 11 French
This year’s course
was attended by participants from 11 French speaking countries: Algeria,
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia. A visit to the Port of Le Havre
and the Port of Rouen (both of which fall under HAROPA Port) is being organized
in the spring.
The WIPM course is
organized under IMO’s gender and capacity-building programme, in collaboration
with IPER and HAROPA PORT and held at Le Havre (pictured).