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Discover Our Secretariat Portfolio: Elevating Experiences with the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute

At the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute, we take pride in curating exceptional events that leave a lasting impact. Explore our diverse portfolio, showcasing our expertise as a premier provider of secretariat services. Each event reflects our commitment to excellence, innovation, and seamless execution.

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Green Maritime Africa Coalition

Theme: Advancing Net-Zero Emissions and Maritime Resilience in Africa through Continental Collaboration


Overview:

GoGMI collaborates with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to host the Green Maritime Africa Coalition (GMAC). GMAC's mission is a shared continental initiative aimed at leading the global energy transition. By 2030, GMAC intends to provide zero-emission fuels for the maritime industry and implement them in both international and domestic shipping throughout Africa.

During the launch in November 2023, hosted by GoGMI, 37 stakeholders from the shipping industry, including the private sector, ship and port operators, fuel operators, and charterers, joined forces to advance the mission. The primary objective is to amplify Africa's collective voice in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction efforts. GMAC aims to foster awareness, create opportunities, and implement concrete near and long-term actions for the continent.

The coalition places a strategic focus on maritime policy, capacity building, technology, financing, and skill development. The overarching goal is to collaborate with host governments and regional institutions, strengthening maritime policies, streamlining processes, and aligning with Africa's priorities for sustainable development and economic growth. This multi-faceted approach reflects GMAC's commitment to driving impactful change in the maritime sector across the continent.

Key Highlights:

Thought-provoking insights from industry leaders, experts, and influencers.

Stakeholders had the chance to connect with peers, forge new partnerships, and expand their professional networks.

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Gulf of Guinea Maritime Coallaboration Forum - Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (GoG-MCF SHADE)

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Overview:

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum - Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (GoG-MCF SHADE), was a dynamic forum designed and implemented by GoGMI in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as a viable platform for regional and international navies, maritime industry partners and relevant stakeholders from across the GoG and beyond to harmonise counter-piracy efforts and communication in the GoG region, under the existing information sharing architecture provided by both the Yaounde Code of Conduct and the Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security off the Coast of West Africa (BMP-WA)

Key Highlights:

Dynamic discussions on counter-piracy efforts and communication

Working group discussions on industry disruptions and collaboration.

Networking opportunities among stakeholders.

Networking opportunities among stakeholders.

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Virtual Expert Level Discussion Group Meeting on the Study of the Implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct Architecture 2021.

Theme: The Role of Strategic Communications in Support of the Implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct Architecture; Combined Law Enforcement Cooperation with International Partners and Effective Participation with Industry; and Sustainability of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCoC) Architecture.


Overview:


The Virtual Expert Level Discussion Group Meeting on the Study of the Implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct Architecture 2021 was a convergence of maritime security experts committed to addressing vital aspects of the full implementation  of the Architecture and make viable recommendations to the Heads of States of the YCoC member states. ‘‘Full implementation’’ in the context of the discussion referred to the ability for the Yaoundé Code of Conduct to be self-supported and maintained to continually achieve its primary purpose of fostering cooperation among signatory countries to combat crime in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain. The discussions were guided by the Interregional Coordination Centre(ICC), and supported by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Maritime security experts participated in insightful discussions, interactive workshops, and formed strategic partnerships to drive positive cooperation.

Key Highlights:

28 influential maritime security experts

Interactive workshops for collaborative problem-solving.

Formation of strategic partnerships for advancing synergies in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain

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