Project Description

The IOC is implementing the regional PSP programme with funding from the European Union and technical support from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and INTERPOL.

The progamme will work closely with regional organisations (COMESA, EAC, SADC, APIOI, PMAESA), international organisations (CGPCS, EUNAVFOR, WCO), ongoing projects and programmes (MASE, CRIMSON, CRIMLEA), existing mechanisms (DCoC) and other key players in the field.

The programme is divided into 3 results areas:

  1. Outcome 1: Enhanced capacity of shipping safety authorities in the ESA-IO region
  2. Outcome 2: Development of port security legislation and related compliance framework
  3. Outcome 3: Implementation of a regional information sharing mechanism and a cargo and passenger data exchange system

Focus areas:

  • information sharing on maritime freight and passengers.
  • support for law enforcement and customs services to combat organised crime and the risk of terrorism.
  • stepping up cargo control, surveillance, and seizure operations.