Previous MTCC Africa Event
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019
MTCC-Africa 2nd Regional Workshop
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“If we want shipping to increase, but emissions to peak at the same time, then ships must become much, much more efficient than they are today.” Opening a regional workshop organized by MTCC-Africa, hosted by the Seychelles, Alan Renaud, Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles, set the scene. “It will require innovation, new ways of thinking, new technologies,” Mr. Renaud said.
The 2nd regional workshop (28 october-1 November) provided an opportunity for updates on the project in the region, including ongoing pilot projects, such as data collection relating to energy efficiency of ships and ports.
Representatives from 26 countries agreed a number of important recommendations for future work, including incorporating a concept of “green ports” into the work of MTCC Africa. Recognizing the need to support UN SDG 5 on gender equality, the workshop agreed to encourage states to involve women in the implementation of initiated pilot projects, to reach at least 40% female participation in each pilot project of the MTCC-Africa and in capacity building programmes.