The British Academy funded the Safe Seas project that researched and published on the best practices for maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean. Bristol and Cardiff universities partnered with Stellenbosch University (SIGLA), Nairobi University and the University of Seychelles in order to research the topic. SIGLA (Stellenbosch University facilitated a round table for contributing authors in Stellenbosch 9-10 December 2017. Contributing authors from Bristol and Cardiff universities, SIGLA, Kenya, Pakistan, Somalia, Djibouti, and Seychelles participated in the author round table. The Safe Seas team launched the toolkit in Nairobi on 02 March 2018. See http://www.safeseas.net/safeseas-best-practice-toolkit-published/ and the book publication is earmarked for launch during the middle of 2018. SIGLA housed the principle investigator, Prof Christian Bueger, Cardiff University, for 2 months to prepare the best practices toolkit and set up the launch.