assist developing countries in formulating and enhancing their NMTPs, the
Secretariat, in close cooperation with the World Maritime University (WMU),
developed a training package and material on the development, adoption and
updating of NMTPs.
training package consists of a three-day workshop for personnel involved in the
preparation of NMTPs and a one-day seminar for senior transport officials
involved in the review and adoption process of NMTPS. The training
package has dual objectives; first, to provide a standard of knowledge and
skills to all participants, so as to enable them to understand the major
elements incorporated into a maritime transport policy and its foundations, and
second, to ensure proper understanding of the obligations of States and their
implications, when formulating maritime policy and legislation, on the basis of
international maritime treaties. The package, which has a broad global
dimension and is not country specific, explores and encourages discussion on
the priorities and challenges in formulating and developing maritime transport
policy at national level and discusses the information base and readiness
essential to develop and implement such a policy also focusing on meeting
global and regional standards.
number of pilot training events, consisting of regional and national workshops
and seminars, aimed at assessing the delivery and material of the training and
its impact on the beneficiaries, have been delivered in different regions of
the world since the last quarter of 2015. Since then, the training
package material has been finalized and translated into French and Spanish to
enable delivery of the training in other languages to interested Member States.