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MTCC Africa Side-Event at COP27

Mobilizing Global Support for Green Maritime Transition in Africa

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MTCC Africa and IMO CARES are organizing, in collaboration with OceanHub Africa, the Government of Kenya and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), a side-event on 16 November during COP 27 on ‘Mobilizing global support for green maritime shipping in Africa’.

To complement the regional engagement of MTCC Africa, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action in a global partnership.

The IMO CARES (Coordinated Actions to Reduce Emissions from Shipping) is a project in its preparatory stage, with the objective that by the beginning of 2023, it should result in a proposal for a large-scale, global project, which can accelerate the demonstration of green technologies and their deployment globally in a manner that facilitates blue economic growth in developing regions. This is with an aim to build on existing knowledge, R&D centres, efforts and projects, by linking them up under one framework of cooperation.


Amb. Nancy Karigithu
Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy
Government of Kenya
Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban
Head, Projects Implementation, Department of Partnerships and Projects
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Ms. Lydia Ngugi
MTCC Africa Head
Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Africa (MTCC Africa)
Mr. Moubarak Moukaila
Project Manager
West Africa Alliance on Carbon Market and Climate Finance
Mr. Charles Haskell
Maritime Decarbonisation Hub Program Manager
Lloyd’s Register
Mr. Herland Cerveaux
Operations Manager
OceanHub Africa
Mr. Alexis Grosskopf
OceanHub Africa
Dr. Al-Hamdou Dorsouma
Ag. Director for Climate Change & Green Growth
African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
Eng. Essam Al Ammari
Permanent Representative to the IMO
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mr Nelson Mojarro
Head of Innovation and Partnerships
International Chamber of Shipping, London
Ms. Petra Ghassemi Ahari
Project Officer, IMO CARES
International Maritime Organization (IMO)