Partnerships and Projects


The Department of Partnerships and Projects (DPP) serves as the gateway for developing partnership opportunities with a wide range of external partners, including IMO Member States, UN agencies, financial institutions, NGOs, IGOs and the private sector. 

The Department began operating on 1 March 2020 to increase the existing portfolio of donor-supported long-term projects supporting the technical cooperation objectives of IMO. The establishment of DPP reflects the strong and continuing commitment of IMO to helping its Member States achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and implement the Organization's regulatory framework.

IMO has a long and successful track record of matching the requirements of developing and less-developed countries with resources made available by a range of governmental, institutional and corporate donors. Building on this, DPP also promotes a culture of collaboration and innovation, creating broader engagement and partnerships with maritime and ocean-related stakeholders.

DPP strives to help tackle key global challenges, within a maritime context, through innovative partnerships and long-term projects. Decarbonization, marine plastic litter and biofouling are among the topic areas already being addressed by the major projects of IMO such as GMN, GloFouling Partnerships, GreenVoyage2050, GloLitter Partnerships, MEPSEAS and SENSREC.

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Further Resources on DPP

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Knowledge Partnership Mechanism for IMO's Technical Cooperation towards sustainable development.pdf