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Development of National Integrated Maritime Strategy (NIMS)

CEMLAWS Africa was awarded a grant to support the development of the National Integrated Maritime Strategy (NIMS) under the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Joint Country Action Plan (JCAP). The maritime strategy anchored on effective ocean governance and investments in the blue economy, which seeks to provide Ghanaians with a comprehensive and viable roadmap towards ensuring […]
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Support to the Implementation of the Offshore Protocol of the Abidjan Convention

CEMLAWS Africa supported the implementation of the Offshore Protocol of the Abidjan Convention in four designated countries – Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Sierra Leone. The project was funded by the MAVA Foundation and coordinated by IDDRI. CEMLAWS Africa provided expert support for the ratification and implementation of the Abidjan Convention’s Offshore Protocol in the four […]
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AMARIS (Analysing Maritime Insecurity in Ghana) Project

CEMLAWS Africa implemented the Maritime Governance aspect of the AMARIS project. AMARIS was a three-year research and capacity-building project led by the University of Copenhagen and implemented alongside the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the University of Ghana. The project was funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered […]
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Strengthen strategic approaches to maritime security in Nigeria and Ghana

This project was funded by the Danish government and administered by UNODC. CEMLAWS Africa implemented the project in both Nigeria and Ghana. The aim of the project was to strengthen the development of sustainable and cohesive institutional arrangements for maritime security by enhancing the strategic basis for decision-making and the practical interaction between relevant actors, […]
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‘’Yaoundé Code of Conduct: 10 years of countering piracy in the Gulf of Guinea” Webinar

In a significant milestone, the Gulf of Guinea states celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct, a pivotal agreement aimed at countering piracy and enhancing maritime security in the region. This landmark agreement, initiated in 2013, has witnessed notable successes and has been vital in addressing the growing challenges of maritime insecurity. […]
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Capacity Building Workshop Aims to Combat Destabilizing Impacts of Distant Water Fishing Vessels in Côte d’Ivoire.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, September 14, 2023 – In an effort to address the destabilizing impacts of foreign-owned Distant Water Fishing Vessels (DWFVs) in the Gulf of Guinea, a capacity-building and training workshop was held today in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This crucial initiative, part of the ongoing project titled “Promoting Local Capacity to Address the Destabilizing […]
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Project Dissemination Workshop in Cote D’Ivore

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Representatives from the government, fishing communities, civil society and private sector gathered in Abidjan on September 13th to discuss ways to improve transparency in Côte d’Ivoire’s fisheries sector. The workshop was part of the final phase of a three-year project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative and coordinated by CEMLAWS […]
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Capacity Building Training in Senegal Addresses Impacts of Distant Water Fishing Vessels

September 11, 2023, Senegal, DakarIn an effort to address the destabilizing impacts of distant water fishing vessels (DWFVs) in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), a capacity-building and training project recently took place in Senegal. Organized by the DWFV Project Working Team, which consists of CEMLAWS Africa and CCM, UCC, in collaboration with local experts from […]
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CEMLAWS Africa Holds Dissemination Workshop in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal – A workshop was held yesterday at the Good Rade Hotel in Dakar to disseminate the findings of a project aimed at enhancing transparency in Senegal’s fisheries sector. The project was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative and Implemented by CEMLAWS Africa and FENAGIE PECHE as country partner for Senegal over three […]
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Capacity Building Training in Mauritania Aims to Counter Destabilizing Impacts of Distant Water Fishing Vessels

Nouakchott, Mauritania – September 5, 2023In an effort to combat the destabilizing effects of foreign-owned Distant Water Fishing Vessels (DWFVs) on Mauritania’s marine resources, an intensive capacity-building and training workshop took place on September 5, 2023.This training, organized with the help of Mauritanie 2000, as a country partner of the DWFV project team, is part […]
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