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Maurice Beseng is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Trust,Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University. His research seeks to explore maritime security governance of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) and other maritime threats in Cameroon and the Central African Sub-region, while also analysing the IUUF-human security nexus. He has a multidisciplinary background with a Postgraduate Diploma in Women and Gender Studies; an MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies (Coventry University) and a Joint European M.Sc in Water and Coastal Management from the Universities of Cadiz (Spain); Algarve (Portugal)and Plymouth (England).
Maurice has over 5years experience in Local Goverment Services and Civil Society sector.


Research Interests

Maritime Security Governance

Environmental Security

Ocean Governance

Non-state actors and Governance

Vision Statement

My vision is to see  actors at sub-national level engaging with national and regional actors in all decision making process in construction of maritime security governance regimes.  In my research I work with civil society and and state actors at sub-national  level to understand their experiences and uncover research gaps with the aim to advocate for a wider range of perspectives to issues of maritime insecurity and governance

PhD Project

Maritime Security Governance of illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: The Case of Cameroon 2009-2017

Education / Academic qualification

Peace Studies, MA, Coventry University

21 Sep 200730 Aug 2008

Water and Coastal Management, MSc, Plymouth University

… → 30 Jun 2007

Gender Studies, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Buea

… → 31 Aug 2004


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Maritime security, Human security, Ocean Governance

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Research Output 2009 2016

Space Partners or Mortal Enemies: Contentious Lands, Farmer–Grazier Conflicts and Women's Militancy in Cameroon

Fonchingong, C. & Beseng, M. U. 2016 Land Reforms and Natural Resource Conflicts in Africa: New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization. Lumumba-Kasongo, T. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 55-74 19 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter


Traditions of Women's Social Protest Movements and Collective Mobilisation: Lessons from Aghem and Kedjom Women

Fonchingong, C., Yenshu, E. & Beseng, M. U. 2009 Civil Society and the Search for Development Alternatives in Cameroon. Dakar, Senegal: African Books Collective, p. 125-141 13 p. 6

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