Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network

Slide "Cooperation on security is a necessity, and the response to global and cross-border threats must be concerted. The EU’s commitment to this cooperation is taking concrete form through the GoGIN project" Her Excellency Mrs Françoise Collet Ambassador of the EUD in Cameroon Slide "The sea is a common asset. Security at sea is our responsibility. GoGIN is a responsible project that is active on that front" Mr Bertrand Barbé Chief Executive Officer EF Slide "The Economic Community of Central African States remains highly committed to the fight against piracy and maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea" Mrs Achta Ahmed ECCAS Representative Slide "We want to reiterate our commitment in the implementing process of the GoGIN project, in order to support the maritime security architecture in the Gulf of Guinea and ECOWAS maritime strategy." Dr Isaac Armstrong ECOWAS Representative Slide "The Gulf of Guinea Commission believe that the GoGIN project will play a very important role in the realisation of peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea, an important trade route for Europe." Her Excellency Mrs Florentine Adenike Ukonga Ambassador of the GGC Slide "The GoGIN project will contribute to a gradual increase in the capacity of the safety and security architecture, whose interregional coordination at the strategic level is assumed by the ICC" Mr Christian Trimua Executive Director of the ICC Slide "With the aim of supporting information sharing and networking between national mechanisms and the maritime security regional coordination platforms, the GoGIN project will monitor the collective efforts made in the wake of the establishment of the Yaoundé architecture" Mr Joseph Dion Ngute Representative of the Cameroonian Government

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.






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