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CONFERENCE DAY ONE: TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2017

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

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM IQPC welcome remarks

COMPREHENSIVE HOMELAND AND NATIONAL SECURITY

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Chairman’s welcome remarks

Najim El Hadj Mohamed , Permanent Secretary , G5 Sahel, Mauritania

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Najim El Hadj Mohamed

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel, Mauritania

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote address: The role of G5 Sahel in national security

Najim El Hadj Mohamed , Permanent Secretary , G5 Sahel, Mauritania
  • Learning about main objectives and its contributions to strengthening governance, stability and security in the five member countries of G5 Sahel
  • Understanding the role of G5 Sahel in regional security
  • Discussing the collaborations of G5 Sahel with international organisations

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Najim El Hadj Mohamed

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel, Mauritania

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) approach to combatting maritime crime

Mabo Olugbenga, Director Of Operations And General Investigation, National Drug And Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria
  • Learning about the Nigeria’s national drug control master plan and potential opportunities
  • Understanding the role of NDLEA in battling maritime crimes
  • Discovering maritime crime in Gulf of Guinea and overcoming challenges in homeland and national security

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Mabo Olugbenga

Director Of Operations And General Investigation
National Drug And Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM The role of Togo Gendarmerie Nationale (National Guard) in national security and its contributions in West Africa

Colonel Massina Yotrofei, Director General, Gendarmerie Nationale (National Guard), Togo
  • Learning about the Togo Gendarmerie Nationale action plan to improve national security
  • Understanding the role of Togo Gendarmerie Nationale in preventing crime
  • Discussing best practices in national guard and civil defence security

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Colonel Massina Yotrofei

Director General
Gendarmerie Nationale (National Guard), Togo

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Using digital technology to optimise preventive and real-time security

  • Deploying adaptive real-time security to improve threat management
  • Deploying real-time database security monitoring to improve detection of suspicious activity in an enterprise’s database
  • Deploying digital technology to detect vulnerabilities

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking coffee break and exhibition tour by VIP attendees

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM The role of Ghana National Identification Authority (NIA) in the evolving national security landscape of Ghana and West Africa

Senior Representative, , National Identification Authority, Ghana
  • Learning about national identification project and the collaboration of NIA with other sectors to implement this project
  • Discussing the benefits of a single national ID and its effects on reducing ghost names from the civil service payroll
  • Discovering how modern technology can prevent identity theft and integrating the database with all relevant stakeholders

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Senior Representative


National Identification Authority, Ghana
  • Learning how to utilise public surveillance tools to speed up the process of crime-solving
  • Discovering various methods of deploying biometric technology such as finger-print scanners and facial recognition to improve the quality of border control and prevent cross-border trafficking
  • Learning the most effective ways to deploy surveillance technologies such as IP CCTV cameras, DVR security system to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the data procured by the border control to battle cross-border trafficking of individuals, narcotics and contrabands
  • Learning how to deploy real-time surveillance such as thermal imaging in rescue missions to locate and rescue victims of human trafficking

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Thomas Mohama

Chief Superintendent
Ghana Prisons Service
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Joseph Ankrah

Director Of Radiological/ Geological Department
National Disaster Management Organisation, Ghana
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Denna Mohamad Essissah

Chief Commissioner- Regional Coordinator
G5 Sahel, Mauritania
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Najim El Hadj Mohamed

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel, Mauritania

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM The new challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea: Operationalisation of the Yaoundé process

Commander Atonfack Guemo Cyrille Serge, Technical Advisor, Ministry Of Defence, Cameroon
  • Discussing piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and its effects on the regional trade
  • Learning about the action plan of the European Union in the Gulf of Guinea to prevent maritime crime
  • Discovering about Yaoundé process and opportunities it presents for the future

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Commander Atonfack Guemo Cyrille Serge

Technical Advisor
Ministry Of Defence, Cameroon

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM The role of Nigeria Police in national security and intelligence

Olushola Kamar Subair , Head Of Interpol Commissioner Of Police, Nigeria
  • Learning about Nigeria Police’s action plan to improve intelligence-gathering
  • Understanding the role of the Nigeria Police in national security and intelligence
  • Learning about the collaboration of the Nigeria Police with Interpol

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Olushola Kamar Subair

Head Of Interpol Commissioner Of Police
Nigeria

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Turning information into actionable intelligence by installing IP surveillance platforms and analytical tools

  • Utilising public surveillance tools to speed up the process of crime-solving
  • Deploying biometric technology such as finger-print scanners, facial recognition and more to improve the quality of border control and preventing cross-border trafficking
  • Deploying surveillance technologies such as IP CCTV cameras, DVR security systems and more to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the data procured by the border control to battle cross-border trafficking of individuals, narcotics and contraband
  • Deploying real-time surveillance such as thermal imaging in rescue missions to locate and rescue victims of human trafficking

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM Networking lunch

3:10 PM - 3:10 PM End of conference day one

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. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.