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 and organizations.
GOG MCF/SHADE FORUM
On 26th April 2021 the ICC Yaoundé and Nigeria announced the formation of an International Framework to provide shared awareness and deconfliction for activities in the Gulf of Guinea. This online meeting hosted by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute is by invitation of the SHADE Co-Chairs from the the ICC and the Nigerian Navy.
INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE
The inaugural International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) hosted by Ghana’s Armed Forces in Accra built upon the endeavours of Africa’s Armed Forces to enhance combined capabilities to counter the continent’s leading security challenges.
VIRTUAL SIDE EVENT
The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute (GoGMI), in partnership with Development of Technical Capacity of African Nations (DOTCAN) and Masser Afrique organized the workshop “Ocean Advocacy: From Ordinary to Extraordinary” as a side event of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference.
NATIONAL INTEGRATED MARITIME STRATEGY
The NIMS project which is under the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) and funded by the US and Ghana governments seeks to bring synergy in the maritime domain.
MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION
This course is intended to provide such grounding. By exposing participants to key principles and best practices for developing maritime security strategies, the programme will expand expertise necessary to ensure that African states have the strategic guidance they truly need to address their peculiar mix of maritime threats and challenges.
BLUE CAREER AND
BUSINESS EXPO 2021
The Blue Careers and Business EXPO is intended to create multiple opportunity-exchange platforms for young people to interact with maritime industry leaders and contribute to a robust blue economy in Africa.
EARLY CAREER OCEAN PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
The ECOP Training Course was held twice this year in March and November 2022 as a 9-day event to equip the youth with first-hand knowledge about Africa’s blue economy and expose participants to various career and business opportunities in the blue industry.
The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute (GoGMI) is an NGO dedicated to maritime security research, advocacy and capacity-building across the West African sub-region and beyond. We are currently expanding our reach and impact, with the help of innovative and driven young individuals.
THE BLUE MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
The Blue Mentorship Programme is an African maritime accelerator intended to encourage youth to engage in sustainable blue economy careers and to offer them support through their business, entrepreneurial or career progression journey.
MARITIME SECURITY INTERVENTIONS AUDIT
This study seeks to contribute to the limited research on the complexity of maritime security interventions in the Gulf of Guinea, with the ultimate intent of illuminating viable pathways for harmonising collective efforts towards enhancing shared goals.