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Focal Point Sensitization Training


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4th February 2021 - 4th February 2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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MTCC Africa conducted a sensitization workshop for the focal point technical committee.

In summary, this virtual training event focused on the Initial IMO GHG Strategy in line with the MARPOL Annex VI within the context of the African Region. This training emphasized on the need for developing countries to institute development plans akin to the promotion of energy efficiency at ports and the reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships and existing IMO activity related to reducing GHG emissions in the shipping sector. The MTCC Africa Head during this virtual focal point training meeting highlighted that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) had been considering actions to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships engaged in international trade. The meeting comprised of regional focal point representatives who were sensitized on implementation measures that need to be put into by developing States in the region consideration while reviewing, the Initial IMO GHG Study.

The Centre urges officials working with Maritime Authorities and Maritime Transport Ministries to contact us for inclusion into the committee at

The main objectives of the webinar were to:
1. Highlight how MARPOL Annex VI is aligned to the IMO GHG Strategy?
2. Identify factors that shape, enhance and/or hinder enforcement practices.
3. Emphasize how maritime authorities can be strengthen enforcement capacities.

MTCC Africa conducted a virtual sensitization workshop for the focal point technical committee on 4th February 2021.

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