The Interregional Institute for Maritime Safety and Security (ISMI) has organised a seminar to tackle maritime terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea on December 5 to 7, 2017 in Abidjan.
A statement issued by ISMI indicated that the Seminar seeks to identify threats and risks linked to maritime terrorism specifically in the Gulf of Guinea and establishes the linkage between the on-going terrorism in the Sahel region, and their connection with piracy, armed robbery at sea and armed terrorist organization.
The 2day Seminar will identify the responses to tackle maritime terrorism, comment the legal framework, and describe the existing entities for a better sharing of information system and inter-Agencies coordination in the Region.
This will also include a session to brainstorm recommendations in this field, as part of national strategies, to prevent and fight such activities in the Region, and support responses by regional organisations.
The statement said attendees will hear from an impressive high level trainers and speakers including Mr Abroulaye Fofana, Permanent Secretary of the Inter-Agencies Committee for Maritime Law Enforcement, S.E.M. Ambassador of France in Côte d’Ivoire Gilles Huberson and S.E.M. Ambassador Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Special Envoy for Sahel.
It added that speakers will debate on topics with attendees coming from various countries of the Gulf of Guinea, civil as well as military managers, in West and Central Africa.