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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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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2nd project day of SafeSeas
SafeSeas is in its second work phase, the data collection. To coordinate data collection on maritime security sectors, the project had its second joint workshop day on June the 12th ...
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SafeSeas celebrates World Ocean Day and discusses SDG14
In the week from 5th to the 9th of June the UN Oceans Conference took place in New York to discuss how Sustainable Development Goal 14 that deals with the oceans ...
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SafeSeas in Lisbon
On the 30th of May, Dr. Christian Bueger, principal investigator of SafeSeas gave a keynote lecture to the International Conference on Maritime Security hosted by the Lusiada Research Centre for ...
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New Research Assistant joins the SAFE SEAS team
SAFE SEAS is very happy to welcome Mowlid Aden to the team. Mowlid will contribute to mapping the maritime security sector in Djibouti. This case study will also identify best ...
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SAFE SEAS contributes to OBP workshop in London
Dr. Robert McCabe, Research Associate of SAFE SEAS, travelled to London recently to attend the launch of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) 'State of Maritime Piracy 2016' report at the ...
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SAFE SEAS attends maritime crime workshop in South Africa
SAFE SEAS principal investigator, Dr. Christian Bueger, attended the workshop "Combating Transnational Maritime Threats off Africa - through Collaborative Efforts in Policy Making, Law Enforcement, and Capacity Building". The workshop ...
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Refining SPIP
SAFE SEAS has just published two new Concept Notes outlining initial project results. The first is titled Capacity Building and the Ownership Dilemma and discusses the importance of ‘local ownership’ in international capacity building endeavours ...
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