Monday was the start of the 3rd African Ports Environmental & Sustainability Conference, the conference is a three-day event hosted by Port Authority for Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo (Central Africa). In the previous two years it was held in Tema (Western Africa) and Mombasa (Eastern Africa).
Martin Williams, our Technical Director, is presenting at the conference via video link today in Session 1 - Digital Transition for Smart & Sustainable Ports.
At 11.10am he will discuss, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation by Ports and the tools for smart decisions port sustainability initiatives by representative of copernicus climate change services (C3S), European commission.
In the past decade many Sub-Saharan Africa ports have known institutional restructuring to advance capability and contribution to socio-economic growth, with in recent years ports experiencing growth. The economic and social growth however is occurring at a time where environmental sustainability is at a long-term importance to global development. Like all other ports globally, African ports must focus on environmental and social impacts alongside balancing commercial profitability.
The conference focuses on the importance of environmental and sustainability challenges facing African ports. The objective is to identify opportunities that can drive sustainability change in African ports. They will discuss solutions that can be leveraged on through cooperation and partnerships and define pragmatic mechanisms and pathways for deploying and adapting concrete action for the sustainable development.
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If you would like to get in contact with Martin Williams regarding his presentation email here.