YARIS training for national administrations
2021 was devoted to initial training for the Yaoundé Architecture centres (ICC, Regional Centres, MMCCs, National MOC Reference Centres) using YARIS, thus giving them the opportunity to connect to the platform to collaborate. From 2022, as requested by several countries wishing to create a YARIS national inter-agency network, this training has been extended to the national administrations concerned.
At the same time, YARIS functionalities have evolved at the request of users, to make them easier to use but also more powerful, particularly in terms of surveillance and detection. Learning these new functionalities requires prior knowledge of the maritime domain and its exploitation, as well as regular training on implementing the functionalities in an operational environment. This is why the GoGIN+ project is:
- developing new specific training in this regard (delivered from September);
- implementing customised and remote mentoring for the Architecture centres (from July);
- adapting initial training sessions before offering them again to interested countries.
It should be noted that before the forthcoming initial trainings, a field visit (one week) will be carried out to determine with local authorities the desired national network and the staff to be trained accordingly.
YARIS connects several national networks (Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Nigeria) Several training courses on the use of the YARIS platform were co-organised successively in Nigeria (28 March-8 April with the Nigerian Navy), Guinea Bissau (25 April-6 May with the Guinea Bissau Navy), Guinea (2-13 May with the Maritime Prefecture) and Togo (9-20 May with the Maritime Prefecture). At the end of the two-week training, the participating administrations were connected to the national YARIS network of their country. The sessions were conducted by joint teams of trainers from GoGIN+, CRESMAC, CRESMAO, ICC and MMCC Zone D.
Use of YARIS for the collection of forensic evidence at sea On 29 and 30 April, the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme organised a theoretical training course on the use of the YARIS platform and an evidence collection exercise at sea off the coast of Gabon. CRESMAC provided technical support and the European Union’s PASSMAR programme provided financial support.
The European Union’s PASSMAR programme and UNODC included a demonstration of YARIS at a Law of the Sea workshop in Cameroon from 23 to 26 May. Judicial and maritime authorities were able to appreciate the value of YARIS for the collection of electronic evidence. Watch the video
4-15 July: Initial training on YARIS for Ghana administrations
5 & 6 July: G7++ technical meeting in Berlin
18-29 July: Initial training at on YARIS for Cape Verde administrations (Mindelo)
20-25 July: Maritime Conference organised by ECCAS in Kinshasa (postponed)
July: Launch of YARIS mentoring
Mid-July: Launch of the new GoGIN site
August: Summer break