Partnerships and Projects


The Department of Partnerships and Projects (DPP), established by the IMO Secretary-General Mr Kitack Lim, 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.  

IMO has a long and successful track record of matching the requirements of developing countries, including Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, with resources made available by a range of governmental, institutional and corporate donors.

Building on this - and working with the Technical Cooperation Division and other Divisions within IMO - DPP promotes a culture of collaboration and innovation, creating broader engagement and partnerships with maritime and ocean-related stakeholders. The Department further implements long-term projects:  

DPP Project Factsheets

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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 help its Member States achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and implement the Organization's regulatory framework.

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