MTCC-Africa held its first National Workshop on the 19th and 20th June, 2017 at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. It was a sensitization event on climate change and mitigation measures put in place by the maritime shipping industry. The workshop assembled together the different actors from the maritime shipping industry, Government Agencies and Learning Institutions.
The purpose of this workshop was to:
- Introduce the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers Network (GMN) to the participants.
- Introduce the vision and objectives of MTCC-Africa to the different stakeholders.
- Outline the social-economic effects of climate change mitigation measures taken by the European Union and IMO (through conventions) and the States (through legislation)
- Explain to the stakeholders the benefit of the project and the different role each should play in the achievement of MTCC-Africa goals and objectives.
- Seek support from stakeholders (Shipping lines, Government Agencies and Institutions) for the success of MTCC-Africa, with emphasis on rolling out of demonstrable Pilot Projects.
- Engage with different actors in climate change mitigation with the aim of further collaboration beyond the three years of European Union / IMO funding.