The GoGIN project is designed in accordance with the conclusions of the African Union Summit in Lomé in October 2016, the United Nations resolutions on maritime security and the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the Maritime Strategy of the European Union for the Gulf of Guinea, as well as the above-mentioned Code of Conduct that is part of the Yaoundé Process. The project is a follow-up to the actions carried out under the EU-funded CRIMGO (Critical Maritime Routes of the Gulf of Guinea) project in 2012-2016, but with a wider scope of activities and additional beneficiary countries.

The framework for cooperation on maritime matters in West and Central Africa rests on the Code of Conduct on the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships, and illicit maritime activity in West and Central Africa, adopted at the June 2013 Summit of Heads of State in Yaoundé, Cameroon. A total of 25 states have signed the Code of Conduct: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Participants in GoGIN thus involve the national administrations involved in maritime matters and the maritime crisis response organisations of the 19 coastal countries, as well as the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) and two regional institutions that together also include 6 landlocked countries: the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The GoGIN project is in accordance with the conclusions of the African Union Summit in Lomé in October 2016, the United Nations resolutions on maritime security and the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, as well as the Maritime Strategy of the European Union for the Gulf of Guinea, as well as the above-mentioned Code of Conduct that is part of the Yaoundé Process. The project is a follow-up to the actions carried out under the EU- funded CRIMGO (Critical Maritime Routes of the Gulf of Guinea) project in 2012-2016, but with a wider scope of activities and additional beneficiary countries.

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  • GOGIN
    Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network
  • WMU
    World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden) is is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • Yaoundé Process
    The Code of Conduct on the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships, and illicit maritime activity in West and Central Africa, adopted at the June 2013 Summit of Heads of State in Yaoundé, Cameroon
The project is co-funded by the European Union and by the Government of Denmark; and implemented by Expertise France


The European Commission


The Government of Denmark


Expertise France