Improving visibility of maritime security actions
During the last three months, CRIMSON has worked to increase the visibility not only of the activities of the individual CMR projects but also of the other EU and non-EU actions with a maritime security component. Leveraging on the fact that visibility products are much more effective than long reports to be read, CRIMSON designed three posters representing the main EU, Multidonor and non-EU maritime security-related actions in three specific regions: Gulf of Guinea (which includes the area from Senegal to Angola, including Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe), Western Indian Ocean and Wider Indian Ocean (the entire Indian Ocean rim and Southeast Asia).
In June 2020, CRIMSON was tasked with an exercise consisting in a mapping of activities of ongoing EU maritime security projects in the Gulf of Guinea. The mapping showcases the capacity building activities of the programmes SWAIMS, PASSMAR, PESCAO, GoGIN, WeCAPS, SEACOP and IPCOEA between January and June 2020. Gathering such information in one single location will allow EU staff and projects’ implementing agencies to have a comprehensive vision of the projects at regional level, thus avoiding siloed communication, improving synergies among actions and averting overlaps. The mapping was delivered to the European Commission in July 2020.