THE MARITIME Industry Authority (MARINA) welcomes Dr. Michael Manuel of the World Maritime University to speak during the five-day long intensive training Course for Assessment, Examination, and Certification of Seafarers targeting administrators, trainers, and assessors slated on March 9 to 13.
Dr. Michael Ekow Manuel, speaker during the professional development course, is an Associate Professor (Nippon Foundation Chair) and Head of the Maritime Education and Training Specialization at the World Maritime University.He is a master mariner, worked on ships for eleven years culminating in an appointment as master (ship captain) and was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Maritime Studies at the Regional Maritime University in Ghana.
He holds degrees in Maritime A airs (MSc.) and Maritime Administration (PhD) from the World Maritime University with ITF and Sheldon Kinney Fellowships respectively. He authored Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning published by Ashgate in London and other articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Dr. Manuel has offered consultancy services in national and international contexts (private and public), including to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He has delivered training courses in many jurisdictions worldwide, courses that among others relate to the STCW Convention and Code and to the safe carriage/handling of dangerous goods at sea and in ports (IMDG and IMSBC Codes). His research interests are in the areas of maritime education and training, knowledge management, operational risk governance, management, organizational behavior and organizational learning, and maritime policy and administration.
Dr. Manuel meets 22 participants, who, upon successful completion of the course, should be able to: apply the international provisions concerning the training, assessment, examination and certification of masters, officers and ratings of merchant ships; interrogate the provisions of the STCW Convention and Code with a view to optimally implement these provisions in the national context; analyze national assessment, examination and certification needs; determine appropriate assessment procedures and methods; organize, administer and conduct assessments/examination; and issue and control certificates. Two of the twenty-two participants are from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).