Although the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is far removed from the epicentres of the recent piracy phenomenon in the Gulfs of Aden and Guinea, there are many useful lessons in maritime security from this region that can be shared with the rest of Africa.
African governments and security stakeholders face a number of challenges in governing their maritime domains. SADC comprises states with some of the better capacity for maritime security, so exploring perspectives from South Africa, Mozambique and Mauritius provides important insights into how these challenges are being met. This seminar will consider the challenges and opportunities for effective maritime governance and security in Southern Africa and SADC as well as how piracy and armed robbery at sea along with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is being dealt with.
Chair: Francis Kornegay, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa