Regional bi-annual GI WACAF Conference
16-19 November 2015, Accra, Ghana.
The Head of External Relations and Conference Department participated in the regional bi-annual GI WACAF Conference in Accra, Ghana in November 2015. The aim of the event was to agree on an action plan for the GI WACAF project for 2016-2017 with a focus on implementation of the relevant Conventions (in particular CLC, Fund and Bunker Conventions) and consolidation of the results achieved since its inception in 2006. Working group sessions provided an opportunity for participants to discuss practical questions on different topics, including legislation/compensation, and to share their experience.
GI WACAF is a joint project between IMO and the oil industry, through IPIECA, aimed at improving the level of preparedness and response to oil spills in the Western and Central Africa region (http://www.giwacaf.net/).