The Inter-regional Institute for Maritime Safety and Security (ISMI) is organizing a seminar to tackle maritime narcotrafficking in the Gulf of Guinea from 6th to 9th March, 2018 in Abidjan.
A statement issued by ISMI indicated that the seminar is in respond to the needs expressed by the States of the Gulf of Guinea in the maritime safety and security domain and maritime law enforcement.
The purpose of the seminar is to design guidelines for judicial and operational procedures that will benefit the States of the Gulf of Guinea under the management of the Interregional Coordination Center (ICC).
The objective of the seminar is to enhance cooperation between countries particularly the public agencies as well as establish a mapping of threats and their consequences.
The statement added that the seminar will also identify all kinds of responses by way of improving governance, law enforcement, technical and operational means in the Gulf States.
The program will include high level attenders and French advisers from ISMI as well as the support of a technical and scientific expert from the Ivorian Police, a trainer from GoGin (European program) and a French adviser of the Ivorian Navy Headquarters.
Speakers will debate and share experiences with participants who are from civil agencies as well as military from ECCAS and ECOWAS, and from the various entities of the Yaoundé architecture- ICC, Multipurpose Coordination Centers (MCC).
By: Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor