AcoGaps Participates in the Regional Experts Roundtable Dialogue on the Security of the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden in Kenya

Haffiya Abdalla

The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (RSGA) Region is well recognized for the variety and value of its coastal and marine environments, in addition to its strategic, economic, and social significance to the Region.

Major threats to the long-term stability of the marine ecosystem stem from the increase in the human population in the coastal zone and the rapid rise in economic growth resulting in considerable pressure on the environment.

Threats such as marine pollution, depletion of marine resources, and overfishing are of transboundary nature that necessitates regional cooperation to define their causes, effects, and coordinated management actions.

The African Center for Governance, Peace & Transition Studies (AcoGaps)participated in the Regional Expert Roundtable Dialogue on the Security of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, Nairobi, Kenya 20-22 July 2022.

AcoGaps Discussed the Security of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Director-General of AcoGaps, Dr. Mahmoud Zinanelabdin participated in the experts’ forum on the security of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Horn of Africa region (opportunities and challenges) the forum was organized by the IGAD office in Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.

a selective gathering of experts and specialists from all IGAD countries participated in the forum along with the focal points responsible for the file in the member states.

Experts have deliberated on security and peace issues in the Horn of Africa, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden, precisely on five issues: security in the Horn of Africa, maritime security, human security, marine environmental issues, and economic domains In the Red Sea, to help member states adopt the common vision, position and a strategic plan for this important part of the world.

It is worth noting the African Center for Governance, Peace & Transition Studies (AcoGaps) is a Khartoum-based non-profit organization, that aims to be one of Africa’s leading institutions working to support the transition countries in Africa through programs, training, and advisory services on good governance, peacemaking, peacebuilding, conflict prevention, protection of civilians, countering violent extremism (CVE) and migration.

Its vision is the premier African institution for knowledge, and policy interventions in governance, peace, development, and transition.

Its mission is to offer quality services and capacity building in the fields of peace, security, governance, and transition to communities and stakeholders while fostering stability in Sudan and other countries in Africa.

AcoGaps provides countries with advisory support and essential services and seeks to establish support from international organizations to reinforce and strengthen the efforts of countries to improve security, peace, and justice – primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states. Additionally, AcoGaps develops and promotes appropriate transition norms at the national and regional level; advocates best practices; conducts policy-related research, and makes recommendations to ensure effective governance and transition.

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