Maritime Governance to Promote Security and Safety in Yemen

Maritime Governance to Promote Security and Safety in Yemen
Coverage Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Arabian Sea ports
Target Groups Yemen Coastguard and community members who benefit from maritime security
Focus Area Capacity Building, Security and Safety
Partners UNODC, Public Works Programme
Project Manager Mark Aiken
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Project Summary

The programme aims to re-establish the Yemen Coast Guard (YCG), strengthen the criminal justice chain on the investigation, prosecution and trial of maritime crimes, and progress towards port security, maritime security and regional security.


CPD Outcome 1: Yemenis contribute to and benefit from inclusive, accountable and gender responsive governance, at local and central levels

  1. Assessments of Maritime Law enforcement and port security agencies are completed.
  2. Coast Guard capability to interdict and investigate maritime crime strengthened.
  3. Operational capacity of the Coast Guard is strengthened.
  4. An enabling environment for maritime safety and security is promoted.

Expected Results

  • Two thematic coastguard assessments undertaken.
  • 100 Coastguard personnel benefit from training and mentoring.
  • Four coastguard facilities are rehabilitated and equipment provided.
  • Three coordination and dialogue events are convened with regional and political stakeholders.


  • Detailed assessments of the capacity of the Coast Guard have been completed in Aden.
  • Boating safety equipment, spare parts and COVID 19 PPE have been handed over to the Coast Guard.
  • Training and mentoring programme has commenced on law enforcement, seamanship, navigation, human rights and maritime engineering.
  • Coast Guard coordination meeting held with representatives of the Yemen Coast Guard from the Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden zones.



Project start date:

January 2020

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Funding Support by

Donor name

  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Mptf-joint Programme On Maritime Governance To Promote Security And Safety In Yemen
  • Amount contributed


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