With nearly 90% of Africa’s trade taking place over the sea, our oceans are a source of opportunity and prosperity. Yet illegal fishing, smuggling, trafficking and environmental changes could disrupt maritime infrastructure and economies, as well as human security.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has taken a proactive approach with the development of an Integrated Maritime Security Strategy. When the regional body’s maritime committee meets in March, it is expected to recommend that the strategy be adopted by SADC heads of state.
This seminar will discuss the strategy and how better infrastructure for raising awareness about maritime issues can benefit countries in the region.
For more on this topic, see the ISS report – South Africa’s maritime domain awareness: a capability baseline assessment
Chair: Timothy Walker, Maritime Project Leader and Senior Researcher, ISS Pretoria
Outam Kumar Guness, Superintendent of Police and the International Liaison Officer for Mauritius, RCOC Seychelles
Raj Mohabeer, Officer in Charge, General Secretariat of the Indian Ocean Commission
Denys Reva, Research Officer, Maritime Project, ISS Pretoria