port WELFARE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME

"SUPPORTING WELFARE FOR The SEAFARER IN PORTS WORLDWIDE"

 

◦ To develop mutually agreed protocols and quality standards for the establishment, development and maintenance of Welfare Boards on a global basis, accepting that a ‘one size’ rule will not fit all. 

◦ To establish the details and operational effectiveness of existing Welfare Boards worldwide, and identify potentially interested project participants.

◦ To evaluate and monitor port welfare services, facilities and contacts utilising MNWB’s “bespoke” port welfare database software.

◦ To provide a ‘central’ or ‘single’ point of contact and web based facility to gauge the level of interest in project participation in order to help a small number of countries establish Welfare Boards.

◦ To actively encourage, where appropriate, the establishment of port levy schemes and/or donations as a means of supporting bone fide organisations providing seafarers’ welfare activities.

◦ To prepare, promote and seek sponsors for a larger, more comprehensive international Welfare Boards development programme - see Funding & Major Project.

◦ To establish and support new welfare boards in as many different countries as possible and encourage project participation and increase membership of ISWAN.

PILOT PROJECT - Objectives


Under the auspices of MLC, 2006, MNWB intends to achieve project success by achieving the following key Objectives:

PILOT PROJECT - AIM


The ISWAN project has a number of objectives, however, the main aim  is to work with representatives of appropriate international maritime organisations, governments, ship owners, maritime unions, port owners/authorities and  voluntary organisations to establish and support Welfare Boards, in accordance with MLC,2006 4.4, in at least five different countries whilst simultaneously seeking support for a larger international Welfare Boards development programme.



If you or your organisation are interested in becoming involved in our project please contact us now!

THE SEAFARERS INTERNATIONAL