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. It is part of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund initiative to strengthen development through research and a registered voluntary commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 (OceanAction14234). 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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Best Practices: Identifying Points of Contact
For donors and implementers of regional organisations it is often difficult to reach out to recipient countries. They struggle to identify the right individual or organisation to speak to or ...
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Best Practices: Maritime Security Strategies
For many countries, maritime security strategies and plans are a useful coordination device. Such strategies provide overall direction and guidelines; they map agencies and accountability relations and describe maritime security ...
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Best Practices: The ‘tool-box’ of capacity building
Capacity building can only be defined very broadly; the measures it should include are debated, if not contested. Different methods of delivery belong in the tool-box and it is important ...
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Best Practices: Maritime Domain Awareness
Effective knowledge production about activities at sea, also known as Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), is one of the backbones of successful maritime security governance on both national and regional levels. Establishing ...
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Lecture at Military Academy of South Africa
On January 31st, Professor Christian Bueger will be giving a lecture to the staff and students of the Military Academy of South Africa. Drawing on the core insights from SAFESEAS, in ...
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SafeSeas to host High Level Symposium on Maritime Security Capacity Building
To discuss how maritime security governance can be made more efficient and capacity building can be better coordinated and its delivery improved, SAFESEAS is organizing a high-level symposium in Nairobi, on ...
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Mastering maritime security: SafeSeas forthcoming best practice tool kit
Maritime security is a global task. It requires effective governance on a national and regional level, but also external capacity building to assist countries in developing the required human, institutional ...
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Conference on maritime security and small navies in London
SAFE SEAS Research Associate Dr. Robert McCabe is co-organising the forthcoming 'Europe, Maritime Security and Small Navies' Conference at Kings College London on 19th and 20th January 2018. This conference ...
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Briefing at Maritime Security Strategy Working Group
At the 2017 Our Oceans Conference, Seychelles president Danny Faure announced that the country would soon begin drafting a maritime security strategy: “Maritime security is an extremely important component of ...
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G7 high level meeting discusses importance of capacity building
The third G7 High Level Meeting on Maritime Security was held in Rome last month as a follow up to the G7 Ministers of Foreign Affairs Joint Communiqué signed at ...
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