First Port Security Awareness Trainings – ISPS Articles 18.1 and 18.2
The training aimed to provide knowledge required to enable personnel of the Autonomous Ports of Pointe-Noire, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville) and San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) without designated security duties in connection with a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) to enhance security in accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code. The participants who successfully completed the course are now able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), as defined in the sections 18.1 and 18.2 of the ISPS Code.
In Cote d’Ivoire, this training took place in the framework of the newly established partnership with the Institut de Sécurité Maritime Interrégional – ISMI.
Lagos port’s security needs assessment Site visits and coordination meetings with Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and other stakeholders, where WeCAPS encountered consistent enthusiasm and support, will lead to collaborative and capacity building activities in the country.
WeCAPS crisis management training for the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD) During the training, participants worked on the fundamentals of crisis management to set up a crisis mechanism and to organize and run a crisis unit within the port. The objective of the training was to sensitize the staff of the PAD to crisis management in order to be able to deal with an exceptional situation in a port environment
WeCAPS trainings for first responders of the Autonomous Port of Douala These trainings, supervised by two professional firefighters members of the association Barroudeurs Massilia Pompiers du Monde (BMPMonde), aimed to increase the port’s intervention capacities in the field of first aid.
WeCAPS trainings for the maritime gendarmerie unit of the Dakar Port Authority, Senegal The objective of the trainings was to develop the skills and competences of this gendarmerie unit specialized in the execution of security missions (intelligence gathering, controls, intervention, etc.).
Recruitment of the new M&E expert. Antonin Tisseron joined the WeCAPS project in October 2021. Over the last ten years, he has carried out consultancies for public and private organizations including the French Ministry of Armed Forces, the French Development Agency, the DCAF, the European Union and the United Nations. These missions included external evaluations of single and multi-country projects and specific supports in the field of monitoring and evaluation. Within the WeCAPS project’s team, Antonin Tisseron is in charge of monitoring, evaluation and capitalization.
Seminar on risk analysis and management of the Autonomous Port of San Pedro
The WeCAPS project supported the port in identifying new risks linked to its transformation, in and outside the port, and anticipating them in terms of prevention and prevision.
41st edition of AGPAOC council
In December, the project participated in the 41st AGPAOC council (Douala). A presentation of the project and its first achievements was carried out. This seminar was a useful opportunity to reinforce relationship with beneficiaries and other stakeholders involved in port safety and security.