The Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project) will hold its 6th biennial Regional Conference to gather government and industry stakeholders from 22 African countries to discuss preparedness ad response systems for oil and gas spills. The Conference will discuss challenges in the region to oil spill preparedness and response, exchange information and lesson learned, review progress achieved in GI WACAF since the 5th Conference held in November 2013 in Namibia, and determine priority actions for the 2016-2017 biennium to strengthen oil spill response capability in the region.
GI WACAF is a partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, to enhance the capacity of 22 countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills, namely: Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
dates: 16-19 November 2015
venue: Holiday Inn Hotel
location: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
contact: Anton Rhodes, GI WACAF Project Manager