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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY WORKING GROUP

IMSWG

The International Maritime Security Working Group (IMSWG), formed by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute, is the Institute’s flagship forum focused on stimulating dialogue and policy innovation aimed at addressing maritime security and safety concerns in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region. The IMSWG forum is notable as a knowledge exchange and research network on regional issues while keeping an eye on the pulse of international perspectives.

Made up of experts from government, industry, private sector, universities, research institutions and diplomatic community in ocean governance practice, the forum occasionally engages in exchanging ideas and making salient recommendations for heads of organizations and policymakers to comprehensively deepen reforms and strategy development, actively promote maritime safety development, and build communal consensus for social and economic prosperity. IMSWG is also governed by the Chatham House Rule: a rule or principle according to which information disclosed during a meeting may be reported by those present, but the source of that information may not be explicitly or implicitly identified.

 

In each forum, members and participants are engaged in in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics under the theme, and offer suggestions for the promotion and development of ocean governance and the sustainable blue economy. These discussions are available in reports and recommendations on the Institute’s website and serve as a repository for policymakers and institutions working on maritime safety development in the Gulf of Guinea region.

If you are interested in ocean governance, maritime safety and security, think tank development, international relations, international maritime and trade development and other international issues, and are willing to join the International Maritime Security Working Group, please submit the following information and the forum Secretariat will get back to you.

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International Maritime Security Working Group Forum to Commemorate International Day for the Fight Against IUU Fishing

 

Title: IUU as the New Epicentre of Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea

 

🗓️: Monday 6th June, 2022

🕰️: 11:00am to 12:30pm GMT

 

IMSWG REPORTS

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DEVELOPING THE BLUE ECONOMY OF GHANA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

FIRST MEETING REPORT

This report is a product of the collaborative efforts among representatives of various governmental agencies
and institutional experts, as well as stakeholders in the maritime industry which was led by the Gulf of Guinea
Maritime Institute (GoGMI) with the support of the Kofi International Peacekeeping Center.

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MARINE PLASTIC LITTER, A DANGER TO OCEAN HEALTH AND THE BLUE ECONOMY

SECOND MEETING REPORT

This report is a product of the collaborative efforts among representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Environmental Office of the UK Embassy and institutional experts, as well as stakeholders in the maritime industry which was led by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute

 

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL MARITIME STRATEGIES: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

The first GoGMI-IMSWG online virtual meeting held on 10th July, 2020 was organized to discuss the prospects and challenges for Regional and National Strategies in governing and managing the Gulf of Guinea maritime space. Major highlights of the meeting have been compiled into a report.

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