This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

21-22 June 2021
Online: Live & On-DemandPart of The Maritime Online Series

Jason Zuidema
Executive Director/ General Secretary at North American Maritime Ministry Association/ International Christian Maritime Association

Profile

Dr. Jason Zuidema is Executive Director of the North American Maritime Ministry Association and General Secretary of the International Christian Maritime Association. He completed his PhD at McGill University in Montreal and was on staff for a number of years at the Montreal Seafarers’ Centre.

Zuidema began his work with the NAMMA in 2013. NAMMA is an association representing seafarers’ welfare professionals in more than 50 ports around North America. The goals of the organization include professional development and networking for its members, but also providing a common voice for seafarers’ welfare to increase collaboration with port, government, labor, and the wider maritime industry.

Since September 2017, Zuidema also serves as General Secretary of the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA). ICMA is a free association of 27 Christian not-for-profit organisations working in ports around the world for the welfare of seafarers. ICMA was founded in 1969 to encourage ecumenical collaboration and mutual assistance among organisations. Such collaboration works at local level, in port, and at national and international level.

Zuidema was producer of the Ship Welfare Visitor Course online for the UK’s Merchant Navy Welfare Board and is a trustee of ISWAN. He is publisher of The MARE Report, a print and online journal for seafarers’ welfare professionals and administrator of MARE Training, an online training platform for seafarers' welfare workers.

He is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Agenda Sessions

  • Seafarers and the Vaccine Against COVID-19

    10:10
  • Encouraging Seafarers' Welfare Boards during the Pandemic

    19:00