Published February 24, 2023
From left to right: NTC Deputy Director, Capt. Knut Bentzrod; NTC Managing Director, Jo Even Tomren; WWF-Philippines Head of Resource Generation and Partnerships, Cloda Urquico; and NSA Cadet Manager, Larry Gonzalez signs the Memorandum of Agreement for the new partnership project / © WWF-Philippines

Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NMFPI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines recently inked a four-year Memorandum of Agreement signifying their commitment to strengthening environmental education among Filipino cadets and seafarers through its partnership project called, “Project SEA: Sustainability and Environmental Awareness”. 

Project SEA, with the objective of conducting yearly environmental learning sessions and hands-on workshops among the cadets, is a continuation of both parties’ previous collaboration on the Environmental Life Skills Program in 2012 and 2014-15, which trained a total of 287 students.

NMFPI, as part of an industry that relies on seas and waterways for its operations, believes that strengthening environmental awareness and encouraging sustainable lifestyle changes among future seafarers are necessary first steps in creating a better future for our planet.

NTC and WWF signing the Memorandum of Agreement
Capt. Bentzrod, Capt. Tomren, Ms. Urquico, and Mr. Gonzales discuss the different courses of action for #ProjectSEA, as well as discussing how this partnership can change marine life.