Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network
Launched in December 2016 by the EU, the Gulf of Guinea Inter-Regional Network (GoGIN) aims to improve safety and maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, notably by supporting the establishment of an effective and technically efficient regional information sharing network.
The project covers 19 countries across the Gulf of Guinea, although its initial actions will focus on a pilot area corresponding to zones D and E of the architecture of Yaoundé (extending from Togo to Gabon).
Building on the achievements of CRIMGO, GoGIN will support the implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct and process. To that end, the project will work to improve regional capacity for dialogue and coordination in the maritime domain.
These objectives will be achieved through concrete activities to support intersectorial coordination, as well as inter-regional maritime steering and dialogue. The main instrument developed by GoGIN to achieve this goal is YARIS, the Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information Sharing platform. YARIS aims to improve information sharing and exchanges among the different centres of the YA, thus improving the fight against maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
GoGIN is run by Expertise France.