Maritime Organization for West Africa and Central Africa (MOWCA)

Naval Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Industry Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Plight of Seafarers

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Messaging and Advocacy

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Regional Capacity

Ongoing activity
  • Together with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), MOWCA developed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Sub-regional Integrated Coast Guard Network in West and Central Africa, which was adopted in Senegal in July 2008. To date, it has been signed by 15 of its 20 coastal member States and provides a framework to promote regional maritime cooperation and a stable maritime environment as well as the peace, good order and prosperity of West and Central Africa
  • The goal of the Network is to initiate joint efforts to safeguard human life, enforce laws and improve the security, safety and protection of the environment. (link)

Rule of Law

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Coordination

Ongoing activity
  • SC Resolutions 2018 and 2039 advocate a close collaboration between MOWCA and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC).
  • On February 21st 2014, MOWCA launched the Information and Communication Center (CINFOCOM), which networks maritime activities and creates a database to combat piracy.