About the Centre

In accordance with the instruments adopted during the Summit of Heads of State and Government of ECCAS, ECOWAS and the GGC on safety and security in the maritime space of Central Africa and West Africa. The Centre is the body in charge of enhancing the activities geared towards cooperation, coordination, mutualization, and systems interoperability as well as the implementation of the regional strategy on safety and security within the Central and West African common maritime space.[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Hide”]
The Yaounde-based ICC has developed a “unique strategy framework” to deal with criminality at sea, of safety, security, development and governance dimensions. It also looks to build the capacities of the civilian and military personnel of the regions in maritime law enforcement; coordinate training and practices; facilitate information exchange among the navies of the Member States; promote the harmonization of legislations on maritime law enforcement including those related to the fight against piracy,armed robbery, other illicit acts committed at sea, sea pollution and ensure the protection of the environment.[/read]

The five divisions of the Inter-regional Coordination Centre

For the performance of these duties, the Center comprises five (5) divisions:

  • the Division of maritime governance and International Cooperation
  • the Division of Information  and Communications management
  • the Division of Training and Practice
  • the Division of Legal Affairs and Judicial Cooperation
  • the Division of Administration and Finance

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