Improving Port Security in West and Central Africa
Launched in January 2019, WeCAPS (Improving Port Security in West and Central Africa) is the most recent project of the CMR Programme. WeCAPS intends to help partner countries in West and Central Africa to adequately address increasing vulnerabilities related to port security.
The objectives of the projects are threefold: strengthened compliance with International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS)-standards; increased preparedness and resilience to risks through detection and handling of illicit or dangerous goods, substances and activities, and; increased resilience when a crisis event occurs (attack, explosion, spill etc.).
WeCAPS intends to bring together the different national authorities active in the field of port handling and to increase their capacity in, analysis and response, while taking into account the cooperation with the private actors active in the field of port security.
WeCAPS is currently implemented by Expertise France and will run until 2022.