IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
This week (17 – 19 September), IAPH Vice-President in Africa, Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman hosted the first regional conference under the new IAPH constitution. Held in Abuja, Nigeria, in the presence of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and representatives of IMO, UNCTAD and the World Bank, the successful three-day conference focused on hinterland connectivity of African ports. IAPH says the event concluded with a highly attended Regional Meeting, during which VP Bala Usman and IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven interacted with present and potential African members. The meeting proposed to develop a strategic pan-African ports agenda under the World Ports Sustainability Program, outlining priority actions on infrastructure, operations and governance.