WE CARE: The WMA initiative towards sustainability
The WMA''s sustainability plan
WE CARE for the shipping industry and its fufure, WE CARE for the world comunity and the environment.
The WMA''s sustainability plan aims to create financial, societal and environmental sustainability in order to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success.
We work towards the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
1. ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university;
2. substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship; and
3. conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
WMA first initistive: The MAREVA Course
The only free course designed for diadvantaged women
Our first major initiative towards the direction of United Nations SDGs’ objectives is the MAREVA Course. The free online Advance Certificate in Maritime Business
This is a free online Advance Certificate in Maritime Business is designed in order to:
1. to assist under-advantaged and disadvantaged women from all over the world, backgrounds, ages and stages of lives; and
2. to assure sustainability for the shipping industry by not missing out talended individuals.
Sustanability & the Shipping Industry
One of the main challenges that maritime industry stakeholders will have to face is attracting, retaining and developing quality staff.
Maritime industry managers will have to assess the skills and competencies their people will need to possess in order to ensure a sustainable maritime organization model. Gender equality, new mindsets, skill and competencies sets, and leadership should be considered from now onwards
Education & Sustainability
Access to inclusive education can help and equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problem.
According to United Nations obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development.
The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor facilities and equipment, and equity issues related to opportunities provided.