18-19 June 2018
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 19 June 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Regional showcase: Strengthening West Africa’s homeland security

9:00 am - 9:20 am SPECIAL SESSION Building legal capacity to counter transnational threats in West Africa: Requirements and potential

Osei Bonsu Dickson - Chief Legal Advisor & SGI National Coordinator National Security Council Secretariat, Office of the President, Ghana
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Osei Bonsu Dickson

Chief Legal Advisor & SGI National Coordinator National Security Council Secretariat
Office of the President, Ghana

9:20 am - 9:40 am Best practice in the formulation and enforcement of counter-narcotic initiatives: Showcasing the work of Ghana’s NACOB

Divisional Supervisor - Supply Reduction, Narcotics Control Board
  • Implementing and enforcement of narcotic control laws
  • Preventing of the use and dissemination of narcotics
  • Establishing rehabilitation and re-integration programmes for narcotic addicts

Divisional Supervisor

Supply Reduction
Narcotics Control Board

9:40 am - 10:00 am Armoured vehicles past, present and future

Mr. Hagai Shmuel - Director of Marketing & Business Development, RAMTA Division, IAI
  • Changes and challenges of modern conflicts and wars
  • Armoured vehicle performance and trends today
  • New solutions ,add on systems for vehicles and troops on the ground

Mr. Hagai Shmuel

Director of Marketing & Business Development, RAMTA Division
IAI

  • Enhancing operations to effectively manage border security
  • Improved management of incoming and outgoing persons
  • Identifying the key solutions for secure surveillance and rapid response tactics
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Mabo Olugbenga

Director of Operations and General Investigation
National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency

Cyber Security Focus Sessions: Implementing cyber security initiatives within West Africa

10:20 am - 10:40 am Keynote address: The formation of a national cyber security centre

Albert Antwi-Boasiako - National Cyber Security Advisor, Ministry of Communications, Ghana
  • Securely sharing cyber threat information
  • Integrating and automating controls
  • Improving awareness of cyber crime and its link to IOT/ ICT/crypto currency
  • Development and regulation of cyber security frameworks

Albert Antwi-Boasiako

National Cyber Security Advisor
Ministry of Communications, Ghana

10:40 am - 11:20 am Networking coffee break

11:20 am - 11:40 am Identifying the cyber security operational systems for critical infrastructure

  • Constructing secure infrastructure with a centralised network
  • Incorporating proactive cyber security processes
  • Conducting real-time assessments to improve the efficiency of internal systems

Cyber crime prevention: Detecting emerging risks

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Lessons learned in nation-wide cyber crime prevention

Marcus Hagan - Head of IT, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Defence, Ghana
  • Discussions of lessons learned
  • Showcasing best practices in cyber-crime deterrence
  • Establishing a strong cyber security industry through PPP facilitation

Marcus Hagan

Head of IT, Department of Information Technology
Ministry of Defence, Ghana

Capacity building requirements on West African borders

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Increasing border security: Countering the spread of transnational threats

  • Detection and monitoring case studies from across the region
  • Cutting-edge surveillance techniques that identify, capture and provide real-time response
  • Intercepting illicit smuggling and migration control

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Networking coffee break

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Deploying combined patrols and improved information sharing between partners

Maman Sambo Sidikou - Permanent Secretary, G5 Sahel
  • Implementing robust border management mechanisms
  • Interdicting illicit transfer between borders
  • Trans-border contingency planning
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Maman Sambo Sidikou

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm Using special purpose vehicles for security forces to improve resilience against violent threats

  • Using special purpose vehicles to improve counter measures
  • Strategic and tactical mobility with high-level protection against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines
  • Providing the needed strategic push for the armoured corps and artillery divisions

Senior representative

Ministry of Interior
Ghana

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Captain USCG (ret.) Phillip Heyl

Former Chief, Air and Maritime Security Programs and Maritime Advisor, IMO and US State Department, CEO
U.S. Africa Command, The Heyl Group

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Executive lunch for VIPS, networking lunch, 2019 event dates announced and close of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.