Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Walen, Hans van.


Substantial increase in the cost of maritime training for countries in Eastern and Southern Africa calls for an Inter-regional approach both in policy and educational institutions. This paper discusses the implication of manpower needs for shipborn services, lake services and other associated shipping activities. It looks at MET with a broader view over the whole region and recommends concerted efforts among the member regional states to work together. It also looks at the changes in MET during the last 10 years and other relatd activities that are necessary to ensure the future needs of these countries to produce efficient and safe personnel. Finally, the guidelines for a plan of action recommended by the author, will be set out based on interviews, work experience in this field, literature research, passed activities and also studies undertaken by IMO, NORAD, ILO and UNCTAD. The main objective of this study is to show the need of providing an additional maritime Training Facilities that will carter for the whole region at a minimum coast and high efficiency.