Policy brief – Developing A Comprehensive National Integrated Maritime Strategy: The Case of Ghana

Ghana has made tremendous strides towards the adoption of a National Integrated Maritime Strategy (NIMS). This strategy will place the country alongside Togo and Côte d’Ivoire in the sub-region to have a robust maritime strategy that will outline a decisive vision with clear objectives, guiding principles and time-measured targets and deliverables to be achieved.

The NIMS is at an advanced stage and requires endorsement at the Cabinet level to consolidate the Strategy within the country’s strategic maritime space and – importantly – have its Implementation Plans subsequently executed. This brief outlines the key steps that were adopted during the NIMS and Implementation Plan drafting processes, while highlighting key challenges that surfaced in the process. It also identifies lessons that can potentially be beneficial to other agencies and states undergoing a similar process. Access the whole policy brief here.