Past eventResearch Event

Maritime Governance in the Gulf of Guinea: Tackling Insecurity Through Coordination

3 July 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00

Chatham House, London


Dr Ali Kamal-Deen, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa; Director of Research, Ghana Armed Forces Command
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Although global maritime crime has declined since 2015, the Gulf of Guinea has seen a significant increase in violent incidents over the past 18 months. Current levels of insecurity indicate that existing regional cooperation initiatives need strengthening, and that the wider causes of maritime crime need to be tackled. 
This roundtable will examine recent maritime security developments in the Gulf of Guinea and initiatives aimed at furthering multilateral coordination. The speaker will highlight security and justice reforms that both regional governments and international actors should adopt to ensure improved maritime governance, and suggest long-term policies to create the conditions for sustainable prosperity.