Maritime Security and Transnational Organised Crime

Maritime Security and Transnational Organised Crime

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 16 – 27 October, 2017
Application Date: - Aug 30, 2017
Course Fee: This course is fully funded.
Terms and Conditions:
Cost of travel for non - Ghanaians, accommodation and feeding for all participants will be covered by KAIPTC. (sponsored by German Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Course Summary:

This course targets security sector actors and practitioners. It aims at establishing and fostering regional cooperation and coordination between individuals and institutions engaged in counter-piracy and counter-transnational crimes.

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  • Introduction to West Africa and it’s security challenges
  • Legal Frameworks on Maritime Security
  • Piracy/Armed Robbery
  • Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU)
  • Introduction to Transnational Organized Crimes, Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking / Migration
  • Arms Trafficking / Proliferation
  • SALW Proliferation
  • Criminal Investigation / -Intelligence
  • Maritime Environmental Crimes
  • Threat Assessment, Maritime Patrolling and Pursuit
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Reintegration and Reorientation
  • Illegal Migration by Sea
  • Human Security Management
  • Scenario based exercises


Target Participants:

  • ECOWAS Maritime officials
  • Operational level staffers
  • Security sector practitioners and researchers