Past event

Research Event

Security at Sea: Piracy off the Somali Coast in 2012

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Horn of Africa Project

Participants

Adjoa Anyimadu, Assistant Researcher, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Gavin Simmonds, Head, International Policy, UK Chamber of Shipping

Overview

This year there has been renewed international focus on Somalia's political transition, a growth in awareness of the link between governance challenges in Somalia and piracy at sea, and increased efforts to improve the maritime security capabilities of East Africa’s coastal states. 

The International Maritime Bureau reported a dramatic fall in pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia in 2012, but many of those involved in counter-piracy efforts within Somalia and at sea warn against optimistic pronouncements that this decline signals the end of piracy. 

Adjoa Anyimadu will discuss her recent experience aboard the flagship of an international counter-piracy mission, the successes of international counter-piracy efforts, and areas where regional and international efforts could be strengthened.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Project on the Horn of Africa.