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 workshop on Maritime Security/ 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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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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New publication investigates maritime domain awareness
In a new publication titled "Effective Maritime Domain Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean", SAFESEAS principal investigator Prof. Bueger discusses the importance of maritime domain awareness for the region and asks ...
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Stakeholder Consultations and Fact Finding in Seychelles and Kenya
From the 18th to 28th of July the UK based SafeSeas team is visiting Seychelles in Kenya to meet key stakeholders from the maritime security sector in both countries as ...
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Talk at University of Cape Town
On the 27th of June, SAFESEAS principal investigator Prof. Bueger gave a lecture at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law. Drawing in large parts on an article forthcoming with the European ...
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Does capacity building stand for a new era of international engagement?
Capacity building is the core term through which many global actors describe their international engagement today. While the concept of "capacity building" is anything but new, its arrival in international ...
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SafeSeas attends plenary of contact group on piracy (CGPCS)
In the first week of July the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is holding its 20th plenary meeting in Mauritius.  One of the long-standing core ...
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What knowledge does capacity building need? The fallacies of epistemic determinism
Inherent in contemporary understandings of capacity building is the idea that if a country possesses the right knowledge and technology then it will be able to handle the challenges associated ...
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Development, Security and the Oceans: Summary of World Oceans Day event
In celebration of World Oceans Day, the SAFESEAS team in collaboration with the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University held a seminar ...
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