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 Webinar Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea


Online Event

 Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea Webinar

 Date : 3 November 2022

 Time:  14.00 – 18.00 CET

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This webinar will look into United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2634 and discuss how the international community can support Maritime Security in the region. We will specifically focus on the role of regional security institutions, NATO and Allies.


UNSCR 2634 was adopted in May 2022. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expressed “its deep concern about the grave and persistent threat that piracy, armed robbery and transnational organized crime at sea in the Gulf of Guinea pose to international navigation, security and sustainable development of States in the region, including the effect on littoral countries, their hinterland areas and landlocked countries.”

In addition, the Security Council encourages bilateral and multilateral partners to support States and regional organizations in the Gulf of Guinea to enhance maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Highlights

  • This webinar will focus on the substance and strategic significance of UNSCR 2634 (what it says: what it means; why it was necessary).
  • In addition, we will look into the options for implementing UNSCR 2634 through both the Yaoundé Architecture and the African Standby Force.
  • The webinar’s aim is to generate insights and recommendations for NATO and Allies to support the regional maritime security efforts.
  • Invited NATO Entities to participate: NATO IS, SHAPE, MARCOM HQ, NMIOTC, MARSEC COE, CJOS COE, CSW COE, NATO SHIPPING CENTER, NATO DEFENSE COLLEGE, NATO GEOMETOC COE.
  • Participation from among others: Brazil and Colombia, SWAIMS, AU, etc.

Moderator

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Dr. Ian Ralby

Consultant to the UNODC Adjunct Professor to US Department of Defense’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies and Non-Resident Senior Fellow to the Atlantic Council

Keynote Speakers:

1. Substance and strategic significance of the UNSCR 2634 (what does it say, what does it means, why was it necessary?)

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Amb. Harold Ageyman

Ghana’s Permanent Rep. to the UN

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Amb. Namira Negm

Dir. of Legal for the African Union

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Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali

Dir. CEMLAWS Africa

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Representative

 ECOWAS and ECCAS

2. Options for implementing UNSCR 2634 through both the Yaoundé Architecture and the African Standby Force

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Ray Mabus

Former Secretary of the Navy

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Dr. Dakuku Peterside

Former Director of NIMASA

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RADM Narciso Júnior

ED Inter-Regional CC at Yaoundé

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Dr. Ifesenachi Okafor-Yarwood

Professor University of St. Andrews

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