IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship 2023-2025 (closed)

—The call for Application was closed.  Thank you for your kind cooperation.—

If you are an enthusiastic female worker employed by an IAPH member port, you will become eligible to apply for and benefit from this program established to advance the status of women in the port industry.  Please send your application not later than Monday, July 17, 2023 to [email protected]. (To provide more applicants with an opportunity to apply, we have decided to extend the deadline from June 30, 2023 to July 17, 2023 for two weeks.)

Winner will be announced at the forthcoming 2023 IAPH World Ports Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE  on 31 October-2 November. If you have any questions about the scholarship,  please feel free to contact IAPH Secretariat at [email protected].]



■ Announcement letter
■ Application guidelines and application forms

■ list of Port and Maritime-related Institutions



Past Winners

Biennial Training Scholarship

The Year Name Company/Port Position Program Applied Organization
2019-2021 Anthonia Ohagwa Nigerian Ports Authority Assistant General Manager ICT, Network and Communication Mastering Trade Policy
Harverd Kennedy School
2017-2019 Nitzeira Olivett
Watson Stewart
Panama Maritime Authority Maritime Signaling Technician Master in Maritime Law and Port Management Polytechnic University of Catalunya Spain


Luana España Port of Oakland
(Oakland, California, USA)
Community Affairs Representative/
Assistant Management Analyst
Marketing Professional
Development Certificate Program
San Francisco State University – College of Extended Learning
835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California 94103, USA



Annual Mtg Scholarship

The Year Name Company / Port Position Region
2021-2023 Hetti Mudiyanselage Dimuthu Hansika Samarakoon Sri Lanka Ports Authority Senior Port Engineer Asia
2019-2021 Bibi Nazeema Jaulim-Seelarbokus Mauritius Ports Authority Quality Coordinator Africa
2017-2019 Ngozi Obikili Nigerian Ports Authority Assistant General Manager, Occupational Health Africa
2015-2016 Fiona Mbandi Kenya Ports Authority Senior Human Resources Officer(Change Management) Africa