The Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa

Governments and Industries working together to enhance oil spill preparedness, response and cooperation
5200+
People trained
1200+
People attending exercises
127
Activities held
23
Exercises organised
11
Regional events held

The Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) was launched in 2006.

The Project is a collaboration between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA to enhance the capacity of partner countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills. GI WACAF works in close cooperation with relevant national authorities in 22 African countries. By doing so, GI WACAF is contributing to a better protection of the marine environment in the region.

Geographical Coverage

The Project involves 22 West, Central and Southern African Countries covering more than 13,500 kilometers of coastline.

The Project’s activities are supported and facilitated by its network of dedicated government and industry focal points.

Click on a country from the list or map to view their full profile and see their activity progress.

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