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.