On 29 August in Abidjan, the ISMI (Interregional Maritime Safety Institute) started the course on maritime safety and security, developed with the support of GoGIN. ISMI is a specialized institute of the ARSTM (Regional Academy of Maritime Science), which organized since 2013, 6 similar sessions within CRIMGO then GoGIN support.
During two months, the 25 executives from Senegal, Guinee Bissau, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe, Burundi, and RD Congo will learn a set of concepts in the technical fields (navigation, knowledge of the ship, maritime trade, information systems, law of the sea, maritime and technical English), and operational (rescue at sea, pollution, IUU fishing, security, crisis management). They will also be able to initiate a human network, which will facilitate exchanges between administrations and countries in the region.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Lieutenant Commander Abé, ISMI director and representing the Director General of ARSTM, in the presence of the CRESMAO representative and the GoGIN team (Nuno Monica, Eric Glotin, Christophe Deldique). The training is coordinated by Captain Olivier Combes, Head of the vocational training Department at ARSTM
The same course, given in English, has just been completed at RMU (Regional Maritime University) in Ghana (read the article), and it should be replicated in Portuguese at the University of Cape Verde in 2020.
As a result, the professional community involved in the Yaounde architecture’ centres, as well as in the peripheral administrations of this architecture, benefits from the same basis of technical knowledge, required for better coordinating the activities.
Discover the course content on ISMI website.