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Phase II

Since 2019, Danish support for increased maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea has primarily focused on Ghana and Nigeria, through the following four areas of work:

  • Strengthening national and regional maritime law response to piracy by supporting the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This engagement is aiming at improving the maritime law response to piracy in Ghana and Nigeria.
  • Through the UNODC, maritime strategies in Ghana and Nigeria are being implemented. This engagement is promoting inter-agency collaboration in Ghana and Nigeria in order to have effective measures in place to counter maritime insecurity and to be able to prosecute pirates.

  • The Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana – a regional centre of excellence - is facilitating regional dialogues as well as capacity development of maritime practitioners.

  • The Danish Defence is supporting Maritime Operational planning and response in order to enhance cooperation and collaboration in the Gulf of Guinea coastal states. In addition, the engagement will conduct capacity development to Nigerian and Ghanaian law enforcement agencies to respond to piracy and armed robbery.