Welcome to Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute - GoGMI
GoGMI is a non-profit think - tank organization incorporated in Accra, Ghana. The Institute provides a unique platform for maritime strategic thinkers, practitioners and allies to interact, share ideas and research into strategic maritime affairs affecting the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) Region. The Institute’s core business is strategic maritime research, advocacy and capacity building in the areas of maritime safety, security and environment in the Ghanaian and the GoG maritime space at large. GoGMI, through its intricate network of experts, develops and implements a myriad of tailored programmes to address pertinent maritime concerns within the GoG region. Content generated from the Institute’s research and stakeholder network of experts is often disseminated through a variety of channels, including periodic publications, social media, physical and virtual conferences and programmes. GoGMI plays an active role in promoting safe and secure waters in the GoG region and also engaging diverse stakeholder groups, particularly youth in Ghana’s blue economy trajectory.
We're excited to share some exciting information with you. The Institute's maiden journal and first issue, THE GULF SPECTRUM: Maritime Security Interventions in the Gulf of Guinea, is now available on our website.
For decades, the African continent has been confronted by an extensive range of maritime security threats and challenges, each of which cannot be thoroughly addressed without strategic guidance. Consequently, the continent witnessed a proliferation of strategy documents such as the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy in 2012, the Lomé Charter in 2016 and the Africa Blue Economy Strategy in 2019. At the national level, some African states also began processes towards developing comprehensive maritime strategies. Whether or not each of these strategies are on course to achieving their intended objectives still remains an issue of debate.
Organization of International Ocean Governance and Maritime Security Conferences and Exhibitions
Facilitation of Regional and International Partnerships to Foster Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea Region
Analysis of Activities in the Region's Maritime Domain
Analysis of National, Regional and International Policies on Ocean Governance and Maritime Security
Development of Policy Briefs, Articles and Other Relevant Publications
Development, Audit and Validation of Corporate Maritime Security Plans
Any Other Efforts that Contribute to a Safe, Secure and Clean Maritime Domain of the Gulf of Guinea Region