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Developing A Comprehensive National Integrated Maritime Strategy

Background Ghana is a coastal state with vast maritime opportunities. The economy, livelihoods and culture of Ghanaians and the ocean are intricately linked. Efficient management of the oceans can greatly advance socio-economic growth and development in the country. With a 540km coastline, an extensive Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and an extended continental shelf, the country …

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Cemlaws Policy Brief

Illegal Activities & Poor Governance in the Fisheries Sector

Editor’s note: As we celebrate World Oceans Day 2021 under the theme “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, this policy brief addresses concerns of illegal activities and malpractices within the fisheries sector and their effects on the welfare and livelihoods of coastal communities, specifically in the Gulf of Guinea region. In furtherance of our commitment to …

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Lecture from Dr Kamal

CHALLENGES TO MARITIME SECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

In my most recent publication, I argue that the Gulf of Guinea presents a convolution of opportunities and challenges to the international community. The reasons are apparent in number of paradoxes. While the exploitation of the Gulf’s oil and gas resources can lead to immense socio-economic gains, the resultant gaping governance challenges may far outweigh …

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Maritime Law & Security

MARITIME SECURITY ALONG THE COASTS OF AFRICA:

Causal interface(s) has resulted in an intricate web of interactions and deepening nexus between maritime security and core societal interests such as food security, resource conflict, development, national and regional peace and security. Strategic Context With over 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by water, over 90% of global trade transported by sea and 60% …

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