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Improving Port Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

Nairobi, 10 May – UNODC is one of the implementing partners delivering the EU Programme on Port Security and Safety of Navigation for the East African, Southern African and Indian Ocean Region which is coordinated by the Indian Ocean Commission.

UNODC GMCP is kicking of year 2 of the implementation of this project with an introductory visit to Angola, eight weeks of training for law enforcement and port security officers in three countries and ongoing legal reviews.

From 17 to 28 January 2022, UNODC GMCP hosted a two-week training in Port of Mombasa, Kenya, followed by an End of Training Debrief and Inter-Agency Workshop for senior national level stakeholders on 16 February 2022.

Following the Kenya training block, the team moved to Tanzania to deliver four weeks of training in Tanzanian ports, with two weeks in Mwanza and two in Dar Es Salaam. In addition, national stakeholders attended the End of Training Debrief and Inter-Agency Workshop in Zanzibar on 29 March 2022. From 19 April to 2 May, UNODC GMCP is conducting a two-week training in Port of Maputo, Mozambique.

UNODC GMCP visited Luanda and Lobito, the main ports of the Republic of Angola, from 11 to 14 April 2022. Both ports welcomed the delegation with introductory meetings with relevant authorities and stakeholders followed by a visit to the port facilities. UNODC is working together with the local stakeholders to set up the port law enforcement training events in Angola planned for November and December 2022.

In addition, UNODC CCP conducted a port assessment mission in Port Louis, Mauritius from 14 to 18 February 2022. The objective of the mission was to understand the risk management processes currently in place at the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) and to assess the gaps and the needs in terms of training and equipment.

In total, 170 officers from three countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique) received training in four different locations.


For more information please contact:

Ms. Toral Vadgama (

Programme Coordinator, Indian Ocean West

Global Maritime Crime Programme

UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa