Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness in Africa

Despite numerous crimes and threats that occurred in the African maritime domain, there is also great potential for prosperity. By implementing strategies on continental, regional and national levels African states are positioning themselves to benefit from the oceans and seas. These states should support a culture of information-sharing, since this represents one of the most important ways of facilitating and strengthening maritime cooperation and improving security. In particular, stakeholders must support the establishment of centres to collate, analyse and disseminate information and data in a holistic, transparent and trustworthy manner.