Kiribatia and the EU

Region - MASE programme

23/06/2020 - 09:33
Regional overview

Programme to promote Maritime Security in the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

Sectors:  Maritime security

EU Contribution: €42.5 million

Period of implementation: 2013-2022

Objective: To strengthen the capacity of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean in the implementation of the Regional Strategy and Action Plan against Piracy and for Maritime Security.

5 components implemented by regional organisations:

  • Addressing livelihood concerns of coastal communities against piracy in Somalia

Implementing partner: Intergovernmental Authority on Development - IGAD

  • Enhancing legal, legislative and infrastructural capabilities to combat piracy and other maritime crimes

Implementing partner: East African Community – EAC

  • Dismantling financial networks linked to maritime crimes and minimizing their economic impact

Implementing partner: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA

  • Building and improving capacities for surveillance and control at sea
  • Promoting and coordinating exchange of maritime information

Implementing partner: Indian Ocean Commission – IOC

Location: Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

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