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Africa Region

 

​The Africa (sub-Saharan) region is composed of developing countries bordering the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
 
Of the 48 countries in the region, 37 are IMO Member States and 33 are Least Developed Countries (LDCs), 15 are land-locked and six are Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
 
The region has a combined total coastline of 30,725 km with vast inland waterways and river navigation, including Lake Victoria (shared by Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda), which is the second largest fresh-water lake in the world.
 

IMO participated actively in collaboration with the African Union in the development of the 2050 Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy). The 2050 AIM Strategy was developed as a tool to address Africa’s maritime challenges for sustainable development and competitiveness. The Strategy aims to foster more wealth creation from Africa’s oceans, seas and inland waterways by developing a thriving maritime economy and realizing the full potential of sea-based activities in an environmentally sustainable manner. IMO will continue to take into account the objectives of the 2050 AIM Strategy in the implementation and delivery of relevant technical cooperation activities in the continent.

Regional Presence in Africa

IMO has three regional presence offices located in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Accra (Ghana) and Nairobi (Kenya) based on Memoranda of Understanding signed between IMO and the host Governments. The regional coordinators play important roles in the management and execution of the Integrated Technical Cooperation Programmes (ITCP), and work closely with national, regional institutions/organizations and Regional Economic Commissions (RECs).
 

Côte d’Ivoire Office

The regional presence office for the West and Central Africa (Francophone) sub-region is situated within the premises of the Ministry of Transport in Abidjan.  The contact details of the Regional Coordinator are as follows:
 
M. Attoumou Honorat Hoba
Coordonnateur régional de l’OMI
Immeuble de la Direction Générale des
Affaires Maritimes et Portuaires (DGAMP)
II Plateaux Aghien Las Palmas
Rue L12, Direction Hôtel Aghien Blue et
Résidence Eden Park
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 

 

Tel:            +225 22 50 51 78 (main office)
Mobile:    +225 7 69 26 10
Fax:           +225 20 303119
Email:         hhoba@imo.org
 
The Côte d’Ivoire office covers the following countries:
​Benin

​Congo

​Mali
​Burkina Faso​Côte d'Ivoire​Mauritania
​Cameroon​Democratic Republic of the Congo​Niger
​Central African Republic​Gabon​Senegal
​Chad​Guinea​Togo


Ghana Office
The regional presence office for the West and Central Africa (Anglophone) sub-region is located within the UNDP offices in Accra. The contact details of the Regional Coordinator are as follows:
 
Mr. Dallas Eric Laryea
IMO Regional Coordinator
UNDP Building
Ring Road East, near Fire Services Hqtrs
P.O. Box 1423
Accra, Ghana


Tel:            +233 302 782 723/725 (main office)
                  +233 302 215 691 (direct line)
Fax:           +233 302 782724
Email:         dlaryea@imo.org ; dallas.laryea@one.un.org
 
The Ghana office covers the following countries:

​Cabo Verde​Ghana​Nigeria
​Equatorial Guinea​Guinea-Bissau​São Tomé and Principé
​Gambia​Liberia​Sierra Leone

 
Kenya Office
The regional presence office for the Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region is located within the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) complex. The contact details of the Regional Coordinator are as follows:
 

Mr. Dave Muli
IMO Regional Coordinator
United Nations Complex
Gigiri, Block M - Middle Level
P.O. Box 30218 (00100)
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:         +254 20 7624377 (direct line)
               +254 20 7621228
Email:    dmuli@imo.org
 

The Kenya office covers the following countries: 

​Angola​Madagascar​South Sudan
​Botswana​Malawi​Sudan
​Burundi​Mauritius​Swaziland
​Comoros​Mozambique​Uganda
​Djibouti​Namibia​United Republic of Tanzania
​Eritrea​Rwanda​Zambia
​Ethiopia​Seychelles​Zimbabwe
​Kenya​Somalia
​Lesotho​South Africa