Conference Day One: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

8:00 am - 8:55 am Registration, refreshments and networking

Sumser-Lupson Karen

African Maritime Safety and Security Agency


9:00 am - 9:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What are African countries focusing on to combat border security threats?

Fortuné Alain Nouatin - Minister, Ministry of Defence, Benin

Fortuné Alain Nouatin

Ministry of Defence, Benin

9:20 am - 9:40 am SPECIAL CASE STUDY FROM GHANA: The formation of Ghana’s first cyber security centre and preventing cyber crime

Albert Antwi- Boasiako - Chief Advisor, National Cyber Security Secretariat, Ministry of Communications, Ghana
  • Role of the national cyber security centre in preventing cyber crime and protecting the Digital Ghana initiatives across critical infrastructure
  • Protecting Ghana and the rest of the West African region from cyber threats
  • Future growth and anticipated opportunities with the rest of the African nations to integrate and cyber protect the fastest growing continent in the world

Albert Antwi- Boasiako

Chief Advisor, National Cyber Security Secretariat
Ministry of Communications, Ghana

9:40 am - 10:00 am Developing an effective multi-stakeholder collaboration for border security

Lanre Bankole - Assistant Commissioner, Police Force, Nigeria
  • Develop the controls for an organised, systematic and coordinated border security framework
  • Enhanced capacity of border control agencies to be involved in all aspects of border management
  • Improving skills to detect fraudulent travel documents and better exchange information between the inter-agency teams at ports of entry, as well as consular offices abroad

Lanre Bankole

Assistant Commissioner
Police Force, Nigeria


10:00 am - 10:20 am Implementation of effective movement control systems in South Africa

  • Adopting IP surveillance systems at government level to minimise internal corruption and extortion at borders
  • Developing a cost-effective solution that will maximise the efficiency of legacy technologies
  • Implementating effective entry-exit systems to efficiently capture all foreign persons entering the country

10:20 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break

  • Achieving greater systematic, coordinated and secure management of the regions maritime boundaries
  • Achieving greater cooperation and integration of information gathering and sharing amongst African coastal countries
  • The latest detection and preventive capabilities required in the evolving threat landscape of Africa

Advocate Jean TH Berdou

High Court of South Africa
South Africa


Albert Antwi- Boasiako

Chief Advisor, National Cyber Security Secretariat
Ministry of Communications, Ghana


Lanre Bankole

Assistant Commissioner
Police Force, Nigeria


  • 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

Mabo Olugbenga

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

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Successful border control project: Combatting security threats

  • Implementing the appropriate checkpoints for the border of South Africa
  • Understanding the importance of integrating cross border efforts to effectively secure the borders
  • Implement an effective border security strategy that will yield immediate results

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Collaborative approach to wildlife conservation

  • Enhancing community involvement in natural resource management
  • Use of alternate methods to infiltrate poacher gangs to better understand the illicit tactics
  • Successfully curtailing poachers activities by cutting off their systems at the root

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Networking coffee break


1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Using special purpose vehicles for security forces to improve resilience against terrorist or violent threats

  • Heavy armoured and infantry fire vehicles can reduce speed of mobility and reconnaissance efforts
  • Using special purpose vehicles with the right C4ISR and communications equipment to improve counter measures offers a tactical advantage in ambush related scenarios. Using these primarily for strategic and tactical mobility with a high level of protection especially against anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, modular and with tunable armour protection can provide the needed strategic push for the armoured corps and artillery divisions

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm Balancing weight, weaponry and mobility for an efficient use of armoured personnel carriers

  • Navigating different options to find the right mix of protection level without compromising on weight, autonomy and maneuverability to safely transport personnel to conflict areas

1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon welcome speech

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking lunch break

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Product demos at the EXPO Closed door country briefings One to one introductions

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail reception

Pan-African awards of excellence to achievers and contributors in various domain

7:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pan-African awards of excellence to achievers and contributors in various domain