GoGIN turns into GoGIN+
The GoGIN project came to an end in October, with the GoGIN+ project (same team) immediately following on from it to complete the transfer of ownership of YARIS without disturbing its deployment nor effecting system improvements, either at a national level – with an inter-agency dimension, nor at the supranational scale. Active until December 2022, GoGIN+ will prepare the terrain for the transfer of property from YARIS over to the authorities of the Yaoundé Architecture.
This new project is designed exclusively to ensure the continuity of the functioning, improvement and deployment of the YARIS platform, in view of the transfer of property towards the Yaoundé Architecture.
In particular, this project has been granted €4 million, of which an important part is allocated to testing satellite information sources to feed into YARIS for the benefit of all its users.
YARIS successfully passes the test of intensive large-scale use The YARIS platform was implemented for the first time on a Gulf of Guinea-wide basis as part of the annual GANO 2021 exercise organised by France, the ICC, CRESMAC and CRESMAO from October 28th to November 7th, 2021. At the end of GANO 2021, the Gulf of Guinea Chiefs of Naval Staff and the Coast Guard Commanders of the Gulf of Guinea coastal countries endorsed the use of YARIS, encouraging “its continued deployment as an essential information sharing platform”. READ MORE
YARIS used in joint operations The week of December 6th, UNODC conducted a maritime exercise in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, as part of its Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), which started with the implementation of the operational chain of the Yaoundé Architecture and ended with a mock trial. READ MORE Prior to this, Operation Safe Domain, led by MMCC Zone E with support from UNODC, deployed joint patrols between Benin, Togo and Nigeria; during this operation conducted from 20 to 23 November, MMCC Zone E used the YARIS platform to coordinate operations at sea and organise the collection of evidence.
The agenda will be modified as the COVID 19 pandemic evolves.
7-25 February: Training and coaching on YARIS in Côte d’Ivoire
March: Interruption of the general national trainings in order not to interfere with Obangame Express
From 28 March: Restart of national general training (2 simultaneous sessions, every 3 weeks)