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National Maritime Transport Policy Workshop Delivered in Madagascar

National Maritime Transport Policy Workshop Delivered in Madagascar

Madagascar is the latest country to benefit from the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) work promoting good maritime governance to support sustainable development. A workshop starting the process to develop a National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) for the country took place in the capital, Antananarivo  from 13-15 November.  



Forty participants from across government departments and relevant stakeholders took part and decided to complete a draft policy in early 2020. All relevant government entities and stakeholders would be involved in the process, with the goal being to

Anti-corruption Training Delivered for 4th Consecutive Year at WMU

Anti-corruption Training Delivered for 4th Consecutive Year at WMU

For the 4th consecutive year, the World Maritime University (WMU) delivered its seminal Maritime Business Integrity and Corruption Awareness (CORA) Seminar.



The idea behind the development of the Seminar came as a direct response to the maritime industry’s needs for Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Development Goal 16, which aims in its targets “to substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.”



The one-day Seminar aims to instill appreciation of the role and impact of bribery and facilitation payments in port and ship transactions and the ways in

Future Maritime Leaders Learn Policy

Future Maritime Leaders Learn Policy

As part of IMO's on-going work to support the future leaders of the maritime world, the World Maritime University (WMU) MSc in Maritime Affairs graduating class of 2019 were familiarised with the concept of Maritime Transport Policy during a three-day seminar held at WMU (2-4 October). 


The event focused on Maritime Transport Policy formulation, which is being promoted by IMO as a good governance practice to guide planning, decision making and legislation in the maritime sector, and a key driver for a country's sustainable development. IMO has since 2015 been providing training to its

WMU Welcomes Lord Justice Hamblen

WMU Welcomes Lord Justice Hamblen

On 27 May, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed to WMU the Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Hamblen QC, PC, Lord Justice of Appeal for the United Kingdom.


WMU students had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Lord Justice Hamblen, entitled "The Interpretation of Contracts under English Law" that explained the English Courts’ well-established principles of interpretation that govern commercial contracts. Analysis of the recent developments of English case law were presented including the impact of the judgments Arnold v Britton, Wood v Capita Insurance Services and National Bank of Kazakhstan v The

WMU Expands Connection with Italian Stakeholders through IMSSEA Workshop

WMU Expands Connection with Italian Stakeholders through IMSSEA Workshop

On 7 March, the International Maritime Safety Security Academy (IMSSEA) hosted a clustering workshop entitled “Maritime training and research activities” in Genova, Italy. The event was aimed at strengthening the collaboration between the World Maritime University (WMU) and Italian stakeholders, particularly in the maritime industry, to identify research and skill development needs.


In her welcoming remarks, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, highlighted the fruitful collaboration to date with the Italian stakeholders. This includes Memoranda of Understanding with the