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The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute is a non-profit think-tank organization that mobilizes and receives funding from diverse donor bases, in collaboration with allies and partners, to shape solutions to ocean challenges

The Institute generates funds through a broad range of sources including consultancy services, grants, solicitations, competitive bids and services to partners. These funds may be payable on an annual basis or over a period of time, or be given as one-time payment for service rendered. The Institute leverages on its worldwide engagement approaches to develop practical solutions for today’s most pressing maritime issues that are in line with its mission. By building consensus and mobilizing durable partnerships, we transform ideas into actions.

To protect our independence and credibility and to ensure we are in compliance with the Non-Governmental Organizations Act, the Institute’s board of directors have established a process, approved by the Ghana Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department, Registrar General’s Department, to review any potential funding and to obtain authorization to negotiate financing with partners and service beneficiaries.

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute publicly acknowledges all its donors who support its activities in an electronic annual report or similar listing on its website, and may do so in other contexts where applicable.

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute does not sell, trade, or rent its donor lists, and does not share donor information with third parties. The Institute takes all reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent unauthorized use of its donor lists.

The Institute considers the following criteria to assess funded programs:


The Institute maintains a consistent disclosure policy and will acknowledge publicly the source of the funding.

Intellectual Ownership

The Institute requires all sponsors to agree to the Institute maintaining intellectual ownership of our work, including any product(s) resulting from the project.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Institute—through each of its projects—endeavors to take into account a range of views and participants.

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