• New GI WACAF Documentary!
  • Outcomes of the GI WACAF Regional Conference
  • Photos of our activities
  • Mid year review 2014
The new GI WACAF documentary is now available! The video highlights the main objectives, achievements and activities of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project). Watch the video HERE
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
The mid year review 2014 of the GI WACAF Project is now available.

Consult the document here

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 IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, 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.

Click here to learn more about the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa.  


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Delivered Activities

16 June 2014 - Côte d'Ivoire

Sub-Regional workshop on Incident Management System

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19 May 2014 - Ghana

National workshop to update the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

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21 April 2014 - Sao Tome and Principe

National workshop to update the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan and develop an atlas of sensitivity maps

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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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