GoGIN mission

The ocean economy — which includes shipping, fisheries and aquaculture, oil and gas production — is a major source of value, employment and economic development for for Gulf of Guinea coastal nations. However the ocean economy can only flourish in a stable and secure environment. This is what GoGIN is all about.The long-term aim of this 9.2 M € program is to support peace, stability and economic and human development throughout West and Central Africa.

Since end of 2016, and for a period of 4 years, the GOGIN project will be strengthening cooperation between 19 coastal countries to ensure more effective crime-fighting capability at sea.

GoGIN focuses on developing joint planning, coordination, legal, communication and IT infrastructure among national and regional officials and institutions.

Maritime security underpins regional and international trade. It is thus of great importance to secure the area, including for the hinterland and the landlocked countries of West and Central Africa which rely on coastal countries for a part of their own trade.

Legal audit organized in Cabo Verde in May 2018

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The project is co-funded by the European Union and by the Government of Denmark; and implemented by Expertise France