From 14-16 July, stakeholders of the Blue Economy met in Koforidua, Ghana to develop an implementation plan that will give full effect to the national integrated maritime strategy addressing challenges along the country’s 540km coastline. Three WMU PhD graduates played integral roles in the workshop.
The Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS) Africa, was awarded a grant by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Danish government to support the development and implementation of Ghana’s national integrated maritime strategy under the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) and Joint Country Action Plan (JCAP).
The maritime strategy is anchored on effective ocean governance and investments in the blue economy, which seeks to provide Ghanaians with a comprehensive and viable roadmap towards ensuring the safety and security of Ghana’s maritime domain. The strategy further presents an integrated and coherent approach towards addressing emerging maritime threats, thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts and actions amongst all relevant actors.