|Countries invited||Angola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia, Togo|
|Number of Participants||87|
|Host||Ivorian Anti-Pollution Centre (CIAPOL)|
- Raise awareness on oil spill preparedness and response issues with an emphasis on the challenges in the region;
- Facilitate information sharing and lessons learned in the region;
- Review the progresses achieved since the last regional conference; and
- Determine priority actions for the coming biennium 2018-2019 to strengthen oil spill response capability in the region.