Regional webinars: addressing challenges faced by seafarers in COVID-19 pandemic

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IMO is running a series of regional webinars to discuss and develop best practices aimed at addressing the current challenges seafarers are facing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Organized by IMO’s Technical Cooperation Division, the events are aimed at governments, the industry, seafarers, seafarer-related charities and all government agencies involved in key issues such as crew changes and repatriation (e.g. port authorities, customs, immigration, ministries of health, foreign affairs, aviation, etc.).

Arab States and Mediterranean region webinar (22 December 2020)

Title: The challenges faced by seafarers and identification of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Participation: for representatives from governments, maritime industry, seafarers, seafarer charities and related.

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West & Central Africa region (Anglophone) webinar (24 November 2020)

Title: The challenges faced by seafarers and identification of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Participation: for IMO Member States in the subregion, women in shipping associations, ports association, health authorities, seafarers charities and other relevant stakeholders in matters relating to crew change and repatriation.

Contact: For further information please contact Ahmed Kirkukli Zada (AKirkukl@imo.org)

Speakers: List of speakers - West & Central Africa region webinar.pdf

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Western Asia & Eastern Europe region webinar (13 November 2020)

Title: The challenges faced by seafarers and identification of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in Western Asia & Eastern Europe

Participation: Relevant national authorities with a stake in border control, health issues, port State control, sea ports and airports from the following Member States were represented at the webinar: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine.

Speakers:

·      HE Ms. Geneviève Jean-van Rossum, Ambassador of France and Permanent Representative to IMO

·      Mr Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General (opening remarks)

·      Dr Ninglan Wang, World Health Organization

·      Mr Brandt Wagner, International Labour Organization

·      Mr Guy Platten, International Chamber of Shipping

·      Mr Branko Berlan, International Transport Workers' Federation

Presentations: Regional Webinar - ILO and WHO presentations.pdf

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Asia region webinar (4 and 5 November 2020)

Title: The challenges faced by seafarers and identification of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia

Participation: for representatives from governments, maritime industry, seafarers, seafarer charities and related.

Programme & Speakers: 

Asia webinar - programme.pdf Flyer of the Speakers_final.pdf Asia webinar - speaker biographies.pdf

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Presentations: Hong Kong, China.pdf  India.pdf  Indonesia.pdf  InterManager.pdf  International Labour Organization.pdf  International Maritime Organization.pdf  Philippines.pdf  Singapore.pdf  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.pdf  World Health Organization.pdf

Q&A report: Q&A report - Asia webinar.pdf

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Eastern and Southern Africa region webinar (21 October 2020)

Title: The challenges faced by seafarers and identification of best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Participation: for representatives from governments, maritime industry, seafarers, seafarer charities and related.

Contact: For further information please contact Ahmed Kirkukli Zada (AKirkukl@imo.org)

Speakers: IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, UN-OSAA, Stella Maris, ICS, Member States: Kenya, South Africa, Seychelles

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