Past eventResearch Event

Beyond Piracy: Somalia’s Maritime Security in 2016

1 March 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, Senior Fellow, Oceans Beyond Piracy
Dr Alex Vines OBE, Director, Area Studies and International Law, Chatham House
Nicholas Kay, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia (2013-15)
Mihai Carp, Deputy Head of Section, Operations Division, NATO
Kasim Ali, Presidential Advisor - National Development Programme, Office of the President of Somalia
Abdirahman Koronto, Editor, BBC Somali London Output
Major Ryan Kyle, CJ2 ACOS, EUNAVFOR
Omer Ahmed, Legal Adviser - Somalia Legal Risks, Africa Legal Risk Control Ltd.
Colonel (Retd) John Steed MBE, Regional Manager for the Horn of Africa, Oceans Beyond Piracy



Piracy in the Indian Ocean has seen a marked decline since 2013 due to the combined impact of multi-national naval patrols, the implementation of best management practices by commercial shipping and progress in institution-building in Somalia. But to maintain these gains, and to combat other forms of maritime crime, including illegal unregulated fishing and smuggling, requires continued sustained efforts by Somalia and its international partners to tackle its fragile economy and governance structures.

At this event, speakers will discuss national and international naval and political efforts to  secure Somalia’s waters in the long-term. 

This event is in partnership with Oceans Beyond Piracy.

Watch 'Somalia's Forgotten Hostages' by Oceans Beyond Piracy.