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Sustainable Port Development in Ghana within an African Context Mid-Term Assessment Stakeholder Workshop for NWO UDW Project "Urbanizing Deltas of the World Research Program"

Africa is on the rise and new ports are essential to unlock production and trade opportunities and enable future growth. However, an integrated interdisciplinary approach to sustainable port development, which embraces the four perspectives of engineering, ecology, economy and governance was lacking. This multi-disciplinary project aims to address this gap.

You are cordially invited to participate in the workshop and stakeholder meeting about the “Integrated Design of Sustainable Ports in Africa” project and discuss the preliminary (mid-term) progress, influence and impact of the research-effort.

Project Partners

Technical University Delft (TuDelft), Wageningen University (WUR), IMARES, University of Ghana, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), Boskalis, Deltares, Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC), CWT, DAMEN, DeepBV, FMO, MTBS, IHCMerwede, VanOord, STC, Port of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF NL).

More background information here.

Download factsheet here.

For questions, please revert to project lead Tiedo Vellinga: T.Vellinga@tudelft.nl

Programme

09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:30 Welcome Address
09:45 Session on Integrated Design of Sustainable Ports from the perspectives of engineering, ecology, environmental economics and governance (presentations and discussion)
11:00 Tea break
11:20 Session on Integrated Design of Sustainable Ports from the perspectives of engineering, ecology, environmental economics and governance continued (presentations and discussion)
12.50 Handover of the book “Voices on Sustainable ports in Africa, stories from Tema Port, Ghana” to  mr . E.K. Osei, GPHA,  Director of Port Tema 
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Interactive stakeholder session for assessment of research progress, influence and impact
15:00 Plenary Discussion and Synthesis
16:15 Closing
16:30 Cocktail snacks and drinks

Practical information

Date: September 19, 2018

Venue: Bouwcampus Promenade, Building 26, Delft University of Technology, Van der Burghweg 1, 2628 CS Delft

Time: 09:00 – 16:30/17:30

Event details

Workshop Sustainable Ports in Africa
From September 19, 2018
Till September 19, 2018
Port development
NABC events
Seminar
Bouwcampus Promenade, Building 26, Delft University of Technology Van der Burghweg 1, 2628 CS, Delft, Netherlands
T.Vellinga@tudelft.nl
+31653911594