Meet the SEACOP V team!
Last week, the SEACOP V project held its first in-person coordination committee at the Expertise France premises in Paris. Team Leader Dominique Bucas was joined by the three Regional Coordinators for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa and their Deputies, as well as the Project Governance Team from Expertise France and FIIAPP.
Over the course of two days, fruitful exchanges led to the consolidation of the project’s general action plan and three regional action plans, as well as the M&E and Communication and Visibility plans.
Discussions revolved around lessons learned from previous SEACOP phases, actors and beneficiary countries of the project, risk assessment of the existing and emerging challenges in the field of illegal maritime trafficking, objectives, priorities and means of implementation, among others.
Launched in May 2021 as the fifth phase of the Seaport Cooperation Programme, SEACOP V is part of the EU-funded Global Illicit Flows Programme. The project aims to support the fight against illicit maritime trafficking and associated criminal networks in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa, consistent with human rights, in order to alleviate its negative impact on security, public health and socio-economic development.