This week the SAFESEAS team were joined by our international research assistants and partners for a workshop hosted by the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at the University of Stellenbosch’s Institute for Advanced Study.
The primary objective of the workshop was to discuss the initial results of the research conducted over the last months and which will lead to an edited volume. We discussed seven cases of maritime security governance in Western Indian Ocean: Israel, Pakistan, South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, Djibouti and Somalia in order to compare and contrast the governance in each state.
We also discussed the core lessons for maritime security governance and capacity building assistance that can be extracted from these cases. These lessons will inform the best practice tool kit “Reflexive Capacity Building” that will be launched in March 2018.