Institut de Sécurité Maritime Interrégional

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Who are we ?

The Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) is a centre of excellence that trains civilian and military managers from administrations and private entities with expertise in the fields of maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment. It aims at strengthening the 19 States of the Gulf of Guinea’s capacities in terms of State Action at Sea (AEM).

Where do we come from?

ISMI was created in 2015 to support the West and Central African States in implementing of the maritime capacity building decided by the Heads of State and Government at the Yaoundé Summit on 25 June 2013.

WHAT WE OFFER

Training courses of excellence

The Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) offers 3 types of training.

ISMI organises short-term training courses on major maritime safety issues for professionals: IUU fishing, rescue at sea, protection of the marine environment, fight against illegal trafficking, fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea, maritime intelligence, fight against port crime, etc.

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ISMI offers intermediate training courses as part of the European Union’s Gulf of Guinoa Inter-regional Network (GOGIN) project.

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ISMI offers a Master 2 in Law and Security of Maritime and Oceanic Activities (DSAMO) in partnership with the University of Nantes.

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A KEY PARTNER

ISMI training is carried out largely thanks to the expertise and funding of the French Directorate of Security and Defence Cooperation (DCSD). ISMI is also supported by the European Union and other partners.

History of ISMI’s creation

The major mobilization of the African and international maritime community to respond as effectively as possible to maritime insecurity phenomena led to the Yaoundé Summit on Maritime Security and Safety from 23 to 24 June 2013.

11.25.2013

The Yaoundé Summit resolutions provide for the creation of a mechanism to strengthen the capacities of civilian and military personnel in charge of State Action at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea States.

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11.05. 2014

The Ivorian State publishes its National Strategy for State Action at Sea, which provides for the creation of an interregional institute dedicated to training and capacity building in maritime safety and security.

 

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12.01.2015

Côte d’Ivoire requests the Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technology (ARSTM) to establish the Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI).

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12.21.2015

Creation of ISMI within ARSTM. ISMI enjoys financial autonomy and diplomatic status.

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11.25.2013

The Yaoundé Summit resolutions provide for the creation of a mechanism to strengthen the capacities of civilian and military personnel in charge of State Action at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea States.

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11.05.2014

The Ivorian State publishes its National Strategy for State Action at Sea, which provides for the creation of an interregional institute dedicated to training and capacity building in maritime safety and security.

 

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12.01.2015

Côte d’Ivoire requests the Regional Academy of Marine Sciences and Technology (ARSTM) to establish the Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI).

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12.21.2015

Creation of ISMI within ARSTM. ISMI enjoys financial autonomy and diplomatic status.

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Téléphone

(225) 23.46.08.08 / 09

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Address

Interregional Maritime Security Institute, Yopougon Niangon Lokoa – B.P. V 158 Abidjan, République de Côte d’Ivoire

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