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West Africa Open Day with CMTD Foundation
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
On Saturday 8th February, Rekia Larteykaa Torgbor a student
member of the Institute, Founder and CEO of Centre for Maritime
Training and Development Foundation hosted the ICS West Africa
The Foundation provides a platform, empowers and projects
younger women pursuing careers in maritime, logistics and oil &
gas through mentoring programs and training tools.
Nathaniel Kojo Nti FICS, the General Secretary and Richmond
Nfodwo MICS, the Students Coordinator of the Institute of Chartered
Shipbrokers, West Africa branch were facilitators at the
orientation, training and mentoring session for the 2020 Cohort of
the Foundation's She Mentors Shipping Mentoring program.
They introduced the ten ladies with diverse tertiary educational
backgrounds to the world of shipping and the institute's
professional courses they could pursue to enhance their capacity
and employability within the industry.
The Institute's student member, CEO and maritime trainer Jeffrey
Botchway of Masser Afrique also enlightened the ladies on career
opportunities and changing trends within the maritime, oil &
gas and logistics space. He also encouraged them to take advantage
of entrepreneurial opportunities.
Georgina Bartels, the Regional Talent Manager of Newmont Mining
Corporation and Dr. Alberta Akrong, Director of Innovative
Strategies Ventures had an interactive mentoring session with the
young er women. They shared nuggets on the essence of personal
development and had a career guidance engagement with the
The event was successful and the Foundation is looking forward
to more partnerships with the Institute.
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