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.
LATEST NEWS IN THE GoG REGION
Expert Comment: Africa’s maritime agency cannot be overlooked
Africa’s 48,000 kilometers of coastline, shared among 38 coastal states, are resource-rich and hold some of the world’s most strategic sea lanes, including the approaches to the Suez Canal, which carries 12 percent of worldwide trade, and the Gulf of Guinea, a critical route for global energy. But despite the vast potential this represents, piracy and maritime insecurity have dominated the narrative of Africa’s coasts, and further propagated the image of African states as beholden to external intervention.
The Blue Mentorship Programme launched.
On the 2nd of November, 2022, the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute (GoGMI) launched its maiden Blue Mentorship Programme. The program aims to develop talented young individuals passionate about Africa’s maritime industry and support novel ideas that can revitalize existing ocean sectors and industrialize emerging ones for the strategic development of national economies.
Seminar Report: Interventionism in the Gulf of Guinea
On Friday 21st October 2022, over 40 participants from around the world gathered virtually to participate in the seminar on “Interventionism in the Gulf of Guinea; The Case of Maritime Security Governance. The virtual seminar was jointly organized by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute (GoGMI) in Accra, Ghana, and the Atlantic Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The seminar formed part of a series of events organized in several locations from 17 to 21 October 2022 and addressed security issues in the Atlantic space.
LATEST MARITIME NEWS
Tunisia Intercepts Nearly 100 Europe-bound Migrants
Sea crossing attempts tend to increase during spring and summer. Tunisia’s National Guard said it had prevented five maritime crossings and rescued 80 people, mostly Tunisians and including 35 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
It said “preventive operations” were also carried out near Menzel Temime in the north, Mahdia and Kerkennah on the central coast and Zarzis in the south, leading to 11 arrests.
Indo-Pacific SEACAT Maritime Exercise 2022 Launches in Singapore
The U.S. Navy's Seventh Commander, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas, opened the event by stating, "SEACAT is about learning how to share information effectively between like-minded partners. Our respective governments have all independently decided that it is also within our national interests to uphold the international norms that govern the maritime domain, which is applied without prejudice for the benefit of every nation."
ONE launches Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2022
Campaign theme “Safety Consciousness – A step ahead” As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect global shipping operations over the long term, Ocean Network Express continues to face difficulties in conducting ONE’s Vessel Quality Standard (ONE-VQS) physical inspections on board operated vessels all around the world. As such, over the past two years, self-inspection campaigns have comprised thorough checks by crew to mitigate risk of accidents in identified critical areas, supplementing the ONE-VQS.
SECURITY WORKING GROUP
IMSWG, housed by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute, constitutes a working group of maritime experts and practitioners that spans across industries, academia, national, regional & international institutions