Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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

Sumser-Lupson Karen

Commissioner
African Maritime Safety and Security Agency

BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND REAL-TIME MONITORING

9:00 am - 9:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developing integrated border management and advanced technology systems to support mass migration

Rika Anker - Chief Director, Port Control, Department of Home Affairs, South Africa
  • Developing an integrated authority of all bodies involved in border security
  • Improving communication and confidence between communities to best overcome security challenges of the area
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Rika Anker

Chief Director, Port Control
Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

9:20 am - 9:40 am Leveraging technology for biometric identification and security

  • Adapting technology for data capture and verification
  • Applications of mobile biometrics on and in-between the ports of entries
  • Developing a system that captures all incoming and outgoing persons within a shared nationwide database

INTEGRATED BORDER MANAGEMENT AND COUNTER TERRORISM

9:40 am - 10:00 am The integration of land, sea and air in border security efforts

George Asiamah - Director, Counter-Terrorism Ministry of National Security, Ghana
  • Incorporating the capabilities of land, water and air surveillance to increase the scope of visibility
  • Improve the effectiveness of land border patrols by the use of water patrols and early detection of air patrols
  • Real time monitoring and surveillance

George Asiamah

Director
Counter-Terrorism Ministry of National Security, Ghana

  • Improving the capacity of pre-existing border defences by trainings and technology advancements
  • Employing multiple vehicle types to cover the areas between border posts
  • Utilising specialised patrol units that are equipped for the particular terrain

Captain Phillip Heyl

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

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

  • What can governments do to optimise the way their frontiers are managed?
  • Capabilities of border management to improve surveillance and monitoring
  • Quick legislation efforts to overcome mass migration

Captain Phillip Heyl

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

George Asiamah

Director
Counter-Terrorism Ministry of National Security, Ghana

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Rika Anker

Chief Director, Port Control
Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

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Advocate Jean TH Berdou

High Court of South Africa
South Africa

ENHANCING INTEROPERABILITY THROUGH RADARS, SCREENINGS AND ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

11:30 am - 11:50 am Increasing interoperability amongst Southern African nations to control cross border crimes

Colonel Felix Yao Kandi - Director, Central Office for the Repression of Illicit Drug Trafficking (OCRTIDB), Togo
  • Improving knowledge of illicit activity within country borders to effectively circumvent spreading across neighbours borders
  • Expanding responsibility among the region’s border authorities to minimise the porous borders
  • Overcoming the inhibitors of cross border cooperation through an approved intergovernmental model to achieve border security
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Colonel Felix Yao Kandi

Director
Central Office for the Repression of Illicit Drug Trafficking (OCRTIDB), Togo

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Improving radar coverage around land and coastal borders

  • Identifying the challenges involved with increasing the use of fixed radars amongst border posts
  • Adopting low-cost mobile radars as a solution to cover as much border as possible
  • Achieving greater visibility over border security gaps including unlawful border crossings

MARITIME SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Implementing effective maritime security practices

Sumser-Lupson Karen - Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
  • Increasing port security through improved access control measures
  • Identifying and developing the technologies and systems to enhance maritime cargo screenings
  • Up-skilling personnel involved in maritime protection to detect and protect their region’s waters

Sumser-Lupson Karen

Commissioner
African Maritime Safety and Security Agency

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Crisis management for airports and airlines

  • Working with various stakeholders including airport authorities and cabin crew
  • Training crew and ground staff to minimise damage
  • Combined security awareness and layered approach – using emergency drills to optimise preparedness

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Networking at the EXPO

  • Product demos
  • One-to-one introductions
  • Country briefings

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Close of conference