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Completed Projects

‘TAKING STOCK – Online Transparency of Fisheries Management Information’ – Ghana

FiTI, collaborated with CEMLAWS Africa, to initiate online transparency assessment of fisheries management information for Ghana. The FiTI (Fisheries Transparency Initiative) undertook the ‘TAKING STOCK – Online Transparency of Fisheries Management Information’ assessment to assist Ghana in improving accessibility and clarity of fisheries management data in the sector. The report from taking the stock assessment […]
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Fisheries Observer Training for Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development under the WARFP of the World Bank

The Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa was contracted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development under the West African Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) of the World Bank to conduct a Fisheries Observer Training Programme. The intent was to ensure fishing vessels compliance to fisheries rules and regulations and as part of efforts […]
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US-GH SGI Maritime Legal and Institutional Review

CEMLAWS Africa supported the development of the analytical report titled “Review of Ghana’s Maritime Legal and Institutional Framework.” The Centre undertook a comprehensive legal and institutional review of the relevant legislation, policies, practices and authorities in Ghana’s maritime security environment, which resulted in a written analytical report addressing strengths, weaknesses and challenges and opportunities. The […]
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A Case Study Of Ghana’s Fisheries Sector – Dialogue On Governance, Investment & Security

This project was in alignment with the Hi 5 agendas of the Africa Development Bank, specifically, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life of Africans. The aim of these strategies was to promote trade, maritime security, and capacity development. The major areas focused on supporting fish value chains and fostering regional transboundary […]
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Monitoring of Ghana’s Closed Season for Artisanal Fishermen

In a bid to avert Ghana’s depleting fish stock, the government announced a closed season for artisanal fishers from May 15 to June 15, 2019. The measure was considered to be one of the tools for effective conservation and management of fisheries. CEMLAWS Africa’s field experts monitored and assessed the closed season for the artisanal […]
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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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