Innovation and education form an important connecting thread between the WPSP themes. Tackling issues like automation, energy transition and cybersecurity will require the brightest talents. At the WPSP launch event, Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU), will share views with young and senior professionals from ports, shipping and academia on how we can prepare future generations for careers in ports and shipping. Based in Malmö, Sweden, the WMU was set up by the IMO in 1983 to provide postgraduate education, research and capacity building to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. To mark its 35th anniversary, the WMU is establishing the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, a concrete response to UN Sustainable Development Goals 14 (oceans), 13 (climate action) and 4 (education).
Find out more about WMU’s contribution to the 2030 Sustainability Agenda.