Launch of the study on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea
Between November and December, CRIMSON finalised the proposal and the structure of a study that will analyse the costs imposed on international industry as a result of the maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea. This research intends to build a business case to quantify the money spent annually by international industry in order to continue trading with countries in the Gulf of Guinea and travelling on the maritime routes nearby. The aim of CRIMSON is that this report will increase understanding of the significance of maritime threats in the region by assessing the effects on the international industry as well as on coastal communities.
Participation in webinars: In tandem with GoGIN, CRIMARIO and WeCAPS, CRIMSON participated in a number of webinars throughout the last three months, in order to keep the visibility of the programme alive and maintain the message of complementarity among the different projects under the CMR. These are the main events attended by CRIMSON:
- 14 October 2020: UNODC GMCP Webinar – Legal finish and maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
- 3 November 2020 : Risk Intelligence Webinar – Gulf of Guinea Situation Updated
- 23-25 November 2020: IFC ReCAAP Series of Seminars on maritime security in South and Southeast Asia
- 1-3 December 2020: G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea
- 17-18 December 20020: Plenary Meeting of the Contact Group on Piracy of the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS)