SafeSeas is a pilot project that studies lessons from maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean.

The objective is to develop key guidelines and best practices for the coordination, programming and implementation of maritime security capacity building and maritime security sector reform. The project compares the ongoing efforts to restructure the maritime security sector in four countries (Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, and Somalia). SafeSeas is funded by the British Academy and part of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund initiative to strengthen development through research. The project is a collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Bristol. It is implemented in collaboration with a range of African universities as well as capacity building organizations.

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SafeSeas to hold book workshop at University of Stellenbosch
SafeSeas in collaboration with project partners from the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at the University of Stellenbosch will hold a workshop on 'Maritime Security Capacity ...
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/ Project Activity
New concept note on Maritime Security in Seychelles published
The Seychelles provides a particularly interesting case study as an archipelagic Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in which oceans policy for sustainable development and maritime security are core drivers of ...
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/ Concepts, Publications
Approaches to maritime governance: Coordination instruments in Seychelles and Kenya
One of the core challenges of governing the maritime in order to achieve the goals associated with maritime security and the blue economy is the coordination of the different governmental ...
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Understanding maritime security in Kenya
As part of the July field visits, the core project team of SAFESEAS visited Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya) to gain a better understanding of the maritime security sector in the ...
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Seychelles: Small Country – Big Lessons for Capacity Building
Famed for its idyllic beaches and pleasant tropical climate, and with a population of less than 100,000 permanent residents, Seychelles is perhaps the archetypal small island state. It is also ...
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/ Lessons from the Field
Visiting maritime security practitioners in Seychelles
During its field visit to the Seychelles in July, the core team of SAFESEAS met with the core maritime security agencies of the country. The objective was to gain first-hand ...
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Seychelles workshop receives national press coverage
The recent joint-international workshop on maritime security and sustainable development held at the University of Seychelles in collaboration with SAFE SEAS, Cardiff University's Sustainable Places Research Institute, the University of Seychelles ...
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SAFESEAS workshop on Maritime Security and Sustainable Development in the Seychelles
Maritime Security and the Blue Economy are vital policy concepts for sustainable development in the western Indian Ocean. Yet, how do both of these agendas link to each other? Exploring ...
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SAFESEAS meets EU CRIMARIO
At the recent CGPCS 20th plenary in Mauritius, the SAFE SEAS team held a meeting with representatives of EU Critical Maritime Route Wider Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO) project to learn more ...
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/ Project Activity
SAFESEAS attends 20th plenary meeting of the Contact Group on Piracy
From the 5th to 7th of July the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia held its 20th plenary meeting in Mauritius. Christian Bueger and Robert McCabe from ...
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