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:

Capt. Dallas Eric Laryea (officer-in-charge)
IMO Regional Coordinator
UN House
No. 7 Ring Road East, near Fire Services Hqtrs
P.O. Box GP 1423
Accra, Ghana

Tel:            +233 302 782 723/725 (main office) 
                 +233 302 215 691 (direct line)
Fax:           +233 302 782724
Email:        wacaf-f@imo.org; dlaryea@imo.orgdallas.laryea@one.un.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 UN House in Accra. The contact details of the Regional Coordinator are as follows:
 
Capt. Dallas Eric Laryea
IMO Regional Coordinator
UN House
No. 7 Ring Road East, near Fire Services Hqtrs
P.O. Box GP 1423
Accra, Ghana

Tel:            +233 302 782 723/725 (main office)
                 +233 302 215 691 (direct line)
Fax:           +233 302 782724
Email:        wacaf-e@imo.org; 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:        esaf@imo.org; 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