YARIS network deployed at national maritime stakeholders level
The period was marked by the launch of a campaign in February, at the request of several countries, to deploy YARIS networks at the level of the main national maritime stakeholders (ports, fisheries, customs, etc.). These networks allow the Yaoundé Architecture to take root in national administrations, while significantly increasing coordination capacities within each country. To date, 4 countries have benefited from this extension of YARIS (Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Congo and Nigeria) while the activity is underway in Guinea Bissau.
To this end, a modular training course has been designed for various categories of staff depending on the organisation and specific needs of the whole, and of each administration.
- Staff having to operate YARIS: operational managers, operators, analysts/planners, prosecutors;
- Executives: staff who give operational orders to the personnel who have to handle YARIS;
- YARIS managers: YARIS contact points supervising the tool in their centre or administration.
The on-site training is carried out over a two-week period. It can be followed by a general exercise to boost the entire national maritime security chain. Read More.
From 7 to 18 February, SEPCIM and GoGIN co-organized the first training session aimed at creating a national YARIS network. The team of instructors (GoGIN, CRESMAO and ARSTM), led by Christophe Deldique, trained around forty participants from all the maritime agencies. Read more.
From 15 to 25 March, around thirty participants from Benin’s State Action at Sea agencies learned to know and use YARIS, accompanied by a mixed team of GoGIN and ICC instructors. The closing ceremony was chaired by Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste AHO, Chief of Staff of the Beninese Armed Forces. Read more.
YARIS used as of the preparation of the Grand African Nemo exercise The initial planning conference (IPC) of the Grand African Nemo 2022 major exercise was held on 23rd March under the coordination of the French Navy. GANo will take place in the Gulf of Guinea from 10 to 17 October. The 2022 edition will be marked by increased means deployed by the invited navies, by the involvement of national administrations and centres, by training in zone coordination, and by the use of YARIS by all stakeholders starting from the preparation and planning of the exercise. Read more
The agenda will be modified as the COVID 19 pandemic evolves.
2-13 May: National training on YARIS in Guinea
5-6 May: Meeting with ECCAS
9-20 May: National training on YARIS in Togo