Training/ Capacity Building in 2021 and 2022

119 training programmes and 2082 participants trained over the years 2021 and 2022 under the Port Security and Safety of Navigation Programme (PSP).

Funded to the tune of €28 million by the European Union, the PSP for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean is being implemented by the IOC (programme coordinator), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and INTERPOL.

A number of training/workshops were organised in the beneficiary countries by the various PSP implementing partners.


Following the implementation phase of PSP in 2020, 27 trainings were conducted in 2021 and 28 in 2022, with a total of 1519 participants over two years. The training covered stakeholder engagement on legislative revisions, training of newly established port control unit members, security at sea, port security assessments as well as training of port officials on incident management.


Numbers for the year 2021: 27 trainings – 700 participants.

Numbers for the year 2022: 28 trainings – 819 participants


With the aim of making a long-term difference to port security, INTERPOL is providing a series of concrete measures to the parties involved in this field in the region. During the years 2021 and 2022 several training programmes were carried out in  different beneficiary countries.


Numbers for the year 2021: 8 trainings – 131 participants

Numbers for the year 2022: 9 trainings – 194 participants


In collaboration with the beneficiary countries, IMO delivered a number of key training programmes to enhance maritime safety. These initiatives include strategic elements such as support for the establishment of national maritime port security committees, port state control, assistance in the preparation of port facility security assessments, and support for the planning and conduct of port surveillance exercises.

This comprehensive set of technical assistance activities promotes the achievement of long-term and sustainable improvements in port security in the beneficiary countries and region.


Numbers for the year 2021: 18 trainings – 30 participants

Numbers for the year 2022: 28 trainings – 185 participants


From 23-27 May 2022, Italy, the PSP and IOC organised a training workshop entitled: Port Security and Safety at Sea: Promoting Best Practices in Maritime Surveillance with the participation of 9 beneficiary countries (Angola, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania), 3 partner countries (Djibouti, Somalia and South Africa) and the 2 regional centres, namely the Regional Marine Information Fusion Centre and the Regional Coordination Operations Centre.


Numbers for the year 2022: 1 training – 24 participants