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Launched in 2006, the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project) is a partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, to enhance the capacity of countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills.
A key innovative feature is to emphasise the promotion of public/ private partnership for effective oil spill response. The GI WACAF Project is jointly funded by the IMO and 9 oil companies.
The Project area covers 22 West, Central and Southern African countries.
The scope is to organise workshops, training, seminars and deployment exercises in collaboration with national authorities in charge of oil spill response and in partnership with local business units.
|12 – 15 May 2015||The Gambia||National workshop on Sensitivity Mapping and Shoreline Clean-up|
|9 – 11 June 2015||South Africa||National workshop on Incident Management System|
|22 – 24 June 2015||Namibia||National workshop on Waste Management|
|14 – 15 September 2015||Gabon and Republic of Congo||Bilateral exercise to test the lines of communication in case of a trans-boundary oil spill|
|16 – 18 September 2015||Gabon||Sub-regional workshop on Shoreline Clean-up and Waste Management|
|16 – 19 November 2015||Ghana||6th GI WACAF Regional Conference|