• Outcomes of the GI WACAF Regional Conference 2013
  • Activities supported within the framework of the GI WACAF Project
  • Country Profiles and National Oil Spill Contingency Plans
  • Emergency Contacts
Outcomes and recommendations of the GI WACAF Regional Conference 2013 

Consult the report of the conference here
The GI WACAF Project supports countries to develop their oil spill preparedness and response capabilities through the organisation of technical cooperation workshops, exercises, training and conferences. Photos here
Since the creation of the GI WACAF Project, 17 countries of the region developped a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP). They are available on this website under the section Country Profiles.
In case of a marine pollution incident, the GI WACAF network of national focal points have the possibility to consult a summary of the emergency contact numbers available in the National Oil Spill Contingency Plans (NOSCPs).

The Global Initiative

The Global Initiative (GI) is an umbrella programme under which governments, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the oil industry, through the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues (IPIECA), are working together to assist countries in developing national structures and capability for oil spill preparedness and response. The programme was officially launched in Cape Town in 1996. GI activities currently focus on several regions: the Mediterranean Sea, Caspian and Black Seas, and West, Central and Southern Africa. Each region has a Project Manager, who helps build local capacity and political will for the development and implementation of effective contingency plans.


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Delivered Activities

21 January 2014 - Cameroon

National exercise to test and update the NOSCP

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26 November 2013 - Nigeria

Exercise Eagle

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4 November 2013 - Namibia

GI WACAF Regional Conference 2013

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30 October 2013 - Namibia

IOPC Regional Workshop

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5 August 2013 - Sierra Leone

National Workshop on the update of the NOSCP

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22 July 2013 - Cameroon

Preparatory mission for the joint government industry exercise

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30 June 2013 - Mauritania

Joint government industry exercise

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4 June 2013 - Togo

National workshop on Contingency Planning

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11 March 2013 - Namibia

Sensitivity mapping national workshop

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25 February 2013 - Equatorial Guinea

Scoping mission for the finalisation of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

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11 February 2013 - Mauritania

Preparatory Mission for the July Exercice

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30 October 2012 - Cameroon

National workshop for the development of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

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22 October 2012 - Namibia

Sub-regional Conference on Cooperation and Incident Management System

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4 September 2012 - Guinea-Bissau

National workshop for the development of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

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13 August 2012 - Congo (DRC)

National workshop for the developement of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

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16 July 2012 - Senegal

Sub-Regional Conference on Claims and Compensations

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19 March 2012 - Gabon

Joint government and industry exercise to test and update the NOSCP

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7 February 2012 - Côte d'Ivoire

Technical Workshop on the development of the coastal sensitivity maps

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