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CBCG host meeting at RAPPICC

On the 24th May 2013, members of the international community who are involved with capacity-building in the Indian Ocean and East African States joined together in the RAPPICC for a meeting of the Capacity Building Coordination Group.

The meeting focused on building a joint-strategy shared between the various capacity-building programmes and the recipient states; the emphasis being on ensuring capacity programmes clearly contribute towards the strategic objectives of the recipient states and that emphasis is placed on ensuring programmes complement each other.

The meeting was facilitated by the Republic of Seychelles in the form of the exceptionally experienced  Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by senior figures from the International Maritime Organisation, the European External Action Service, the Republic of Seychelles, the United Kingdom and of course prominent members of the Indian Ocean and East African communities.

Background to CBCG

At its thirteenth plenary session in December 2012, the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) endorsed the creation of a new Capacity-Building Coordination Group (CBCG), which will report to and support the Working Group in facilitating the coordination of regional capacity development and the identification of future priorities for international action. This group will consist of partners from various UN agencies including the International Maritime Organization, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, African Union, The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in East Africa, and representatives from the international naval Training Awareness and De-Confliction Group.