SWAIMS ASSISTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIMES COMMITTED AT SEA



Press Release

SEMINAR ON “THE CONTRIBUTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY TO THE

FIGHT AGAINST OFFENSES COMMITTED AT SEA: THE CASE OF ARMED ROBBERY, MARITIME PIRACY, MARINE POLLUTION AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING”


04 - 08 April at ISMI/ARSTM, Abidjan -Côte d'Ivoire-







Within the framework of ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy, the European Union (EU) has decided to finance, under the SWAIMS project (“Support for integrated maritime security in West Africa”), a program training and capacity building of ECOWAS national staff in maritime safety and security. ECOWAS has entrusted the implementation of this training project, called FORMAR Project, to the Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) of the Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technologies (ARSTM), located in Abidjan.

It is in this vein that the ISMI is organizing from 04 to 08 April 2022 the seminar on the topic "Contribution of civil society in the context of the fight against offenses committed at sea: case of armed robbery, maritime piracy, marine pollution and illicit trafficking”.

Intended for civil society organizations from ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania, thirty (30) participants took part in this training which aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations in the fight against theft. armed robbery, maritime piracy, drug trafficking and IUU fishing.

The various topics covered were led by several experts of different nationalities, for five (05) days, from Monday 04 to Friday 08 April 2022.

This training is supported by the European Union and the SWAIMS project team based in Abuja and Abidjan, in particular the expert in charge of the private sector and civil society.

Journalists are invited to attend the closing session of this training which will be held this Friday, April 08, 2022 from 2 p.m. at the Seamen's club in Treichville.


contacts:

- Mrs. Chantal Koffi

Communications Officer

Tel: 0102025905

Email: cocha@arstm.org


- EU Press Contact

Lucie-Amelie Blocquaux

Phone. : 20 31 83 50

Email: lucie-amelie.blocquaux@eeas.europa.eu


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