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Prospects for achieving maritime security in SADC
Date: 11 April 2014
Time: 10h30 - 13h00
Venue: Seminar room, ISS Pretoria

Although the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is far removed from the epicentres of the recent piracy phenomenon in the Gulfs of Aden and Guinea, there are many useful lessons in maritime security from this region that can be shared with the rest of Africa.

African governments and security stakeholders face a number of challenges in governing their maritime domains. SADC comprises states with some of the better capacity for maritime security, so exploring perspectives from South Africa, Mozambique and Mauritius provides important insights into how these challenges are being met. This seminar will consider the challenges and opportunities for effective maritime governance and security in Southern Africa and SADC as well as how piracy and armed robbery at sea along with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is being dealt with.

Chair: Francis Kornegay, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa

Presenters:

  • Rear-Admiral Rusty Higgs, Chief of Naval Staff, South African Navy, South Africa
  • Prof Joao-Paulo Coelho, Centre for African Studies, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  • Mr. Outam Kumar Guness, Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Police, Chief Staff Officer of the National Coast Guard, Mauritius Police Force
This event is made possible through funding provided by the government of the Netherlands. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Venue:
Seminar room
ISS Pretoria
RSVP:
Bev Brown
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Email: bbrown@issafrica.org
Enquiries:
Timothy Walker
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Email: twalker@issafrica.org
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