The IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum, a two-day hybrid global platform, took place on the 28 and 29 of September 2022 at the IMO Headquarters in London and virtually with the aim of championing innovation to accelerate the transition of the marine sector towards a zero- and low-emission future. The forum focused on addressing the specific needs of developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Forum was linked to the IMO World Maritime Day theme 2022 “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”, with a special emphasis on inclusive innovation for the decarbonization of the maritime sector.
MTCC Africa was represented at the forum by the MTCC-Africa Board Chair, Principal Secretary for State Department for Shipping and Maritime, Amb. Nancy Karigithu, who emphasized the need for cooperation and collaboration between the Global North and Global South to accelerate the transition to greener shipping ensuring that no one is left behind.
In her speech, Amb. Karigithu stated, “Finding the right pathways for each country and accelerating the transition – is a great challenge unprecedented in history and therefore we must work together. No single country can achieve this voyage alone”.