The Regional Workshop on port data exchange system and dissemination of MARENDA platform to WCA ports carried out in Accra (Ghana) on 8 -10 March was the final event carried out by MARENDA Project in the scope of its objective 1: “Harmonised port data exchange mechanism”. It was organized with the valuable collaboration of the Regional Maritime University (R.M.U.).

The objectives of the training were the following:

–              To facilitate the understanding of the functionalities of the MARENDA Maritime Data Exchange platform system that has been installed in the five pilot ports (Dakar, Abidjan, Tema, Lagos and Douala),

–              To review and discuss technical, organizational and financial implications related to this platform implementation and define a strategy and roadmap for the further dissemination of the system at regional level.

The workshop gathered authorities from different Organizations: Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Port Autonome de Douala (PAD), Port Autonome d’Abidjan (PAA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) , Port autonome de Dakar (PAD) Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) and RMU lecturers.

The event was the last of a series of events (Training on the Job, Courses, Workshop, etc.) organized in the framework of the MARENDA project.