The Training component intervenes to support the architecture of Yaounde; it aims to:
- Harmonize procedures and information systems;
- Strengthen the skills needed to combat maritime crime;
- Strengthen know-how in all areas: piracy, IUU fishing, pollution, SAR, illegal trafficking, etc.
- Strengthen the operationalization of the Yaoundé architecture centers.
Methodology and targets
- A bottom-up approach from the analysis of national needs
- A variety of forms (academic training, short sessions, crisis management exercises, evaluations, working groups)
- The development of training of trainers
- The concern for the sustainability of skills and funding
- Targets covering all the actors of the action of the State at sea:
- Managers and operators of the Yaoundé architecture centres
- Civil and military executives of national administrations (Navy, maritime affairs, police, fisheries, customs, justice, police, foreign affairs, environment ….).
In collaboration with three regional universities: RMU (Accra), ARSTM / ISMI (Abidjan) and soon Faculdade de Engenharia e Ciências do Mar, Universidade de Cabo Verde.
- Raise awareness and promote maritime culture within civil and military administrations
- Make Yaoundé’s architecture centres operational.
Sessions of 2 months, including two modules of four weeks each (basic module: general knowledge of the maritime domain and methods and rules of navigation, module specific to the MEA, focused on the issue of maritime safety and security and maritime crisis management).
- Following the demand of the Yaounde Architecture centres;
- One week training followed when appropriate by an exercise;
- Adapted practical training: IUU fishing, POLMAR, cyber security, MDA, SOP’s, Battle pace, etc.
- Visualization and analysis of maritime data (under preparation).
- An IT tool will be developed in support of training and exercices as well as of human resources management (see TESS page).