The GI WACAF website is currently being redeveloped!

This is in response to on-going security issues and to ensure that the website is modernised and made more user-friendly.

It will be available in October 2015

Please contact the GI WACAF Secretariat for further information or any documentation (annual reviews, activity reports etc.) that you might need.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period of transition.

About us

Launched in 2006, the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project) is a partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, to enhance the capacity of countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills.

A key innovative feature is to emphasise the promotion of public/ private partnership for effective oil spill response. The GI WACAF Project is jointly funded by the IMO and 9 oil companies.

9 companies

The Project area covers 22 West, Central and Southern African countries.

The scope is to organise workshops, training, seminars and deployment exercises in collaboration with national authorities in charge of oil spill response and in partnership with local business units.

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Coming activities

Dates Countries Topics
12 – 15 May 2015 The Gambia National workshop on Sensitivity Mapping and Shoreline Clean-up
9 – 11 June 2015 South Africa National workshop on Incident Management System
22 – 24 June 2015 Namibia National workshop on Waste Management
14 – 15 September 2015 Gabon and Republic of Congo Bilateral exercise to test the lines of communication in case of a trans-boundary oil spill
16 – 18 September 2015 Gabon Sub-regional workshop on Shoreline Clean-up and Waste Management
16 – 19 November 2015 Ghana 6th GI WACAF Regional Conference


Anton Rodhes

Anton Rhodes

GI WACAF Project Manager
Chloé Blais

Chloé Blais

GI WACAF Project Consultant

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