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
Withdrawal of National security operatives from the Tema Harbor
“This decision is in response to calls by the Economic Management Team for a rationalization of the number of security agencies involved in physical inspection at the port given ongoing operations by the joint port Control Unit(JPCU) and the Revenue, Assurance Compliance and Enforcement (RACE) team,” portions of the memo stated
GSA spearheads committee to improve temperature sensitive cargo operations
A Committee consisting of members from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, the Global Cold Chain Alliance, Ministry of Food and Agriculture and representation from some import and export groups has been formed to monitor and ensure improvements in Ghana’s Temperature Control Cargo industry.
Collaboration responsible for decline in piracy on Nigerian waters - NIMASA DG
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh has ascribed the decline of piracy on Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea to collaboration among various organs of Government in Nigeria, Governments in the region and stakeholders from within and outside the country.
LATEST MARITIME NEWS
IMO Symposium looks to break down barriers for women in maritime
An IMO Symposium (virtual) on "Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for Women in Maritime" heard from nine panelists - seven women and two male allies. They addressed: what type of training supports a barrier-free working environment for women in maritime; how to enhance visibility for women in the workplace/environment; and recognition in the work environment of women's contributions to maritime.
Committing to protect the marine environment in the Caribbean
AThrough the Centre, IMO supports capacity-building activities, including practical training in oil spill preparedness and response; workshops on implementing IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention to prevent the introduction of invasive aquatic species; and regional gatherings of maritime administrators to share best practices and receive updates on regulatory matters.
Navy creates Unmanned Surface Vessel Division to expedite integration of unmanned systems
The unit will manage unmanned surface vessel experimentation for medium and large unmanned surface vessels like the Sea Hunter and the Sea Hawk, both of which will participate in anti-submarine warfare missions. The Pacific Fleet’s Naval Surface Force held a ceremony May 13 establishing the command at Naval Base San Diego.
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