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Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

Chatham House, London

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Keynote Speaker: Amb. Florentina Adenike Ukonga, Deputy Executive Secretary, Gulf of Guinea Commission, Luanda
Speakers include:
Tony Attah, General Manager, SD and Community Relations, Shell Petroleum Development
Amb. Christopher W. Dell, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Activities, US Africa Command
Olivio F. A. Jacinto, Senior Maritime Adviser, Angola Permanent Representation to the IMO, London
Francesca Jannotti Pecci, Political Affairs Officer, Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political Affairs, UN
Chris Trelawny, Deputy Director Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization


This conference will focus on a range of challenges confronting the Gulf of Guinea, how they are connected and how regional institutions can best interact to tackle these evolving threats to regional growth and security. From piracy and crude oil theft, to drug trafficking and illegal fishing, the conference will draw together experts and policy-makers to highlight how the maritime space is being exploited for illicit activity and implications for the region and the international community. It will discuss institutional roles in the region and how they can best be supported to counteract these damaging trends.

Project on African Maritime Security.