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Women in Maritime

How IMO supports the work of the Academy

As part of the IMO ongoing and increasing efforts to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, IMO’s gender programme has developed long-standing partnerships to provide gender-specific training for maritime women, by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries; and creating the environment in which women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime training institutes.

Over the last few years, IMO’s gender programme has supported the participation of women at IALA courses delivered by Accredited Training Organisations worldwide in cooperation with the Academy. This sponsorship is granted on a case to case basis where IMO covers the return airfare, accommodation and a daily allowance. IMO and the Academy encourages Maritime Authorities to consider this gender programme when selecting people to attend an IALA course and to contact us to explore possibilities.

Read more about the IMO Gender Programme.