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

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

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

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


Najim El Hadj Mohamed

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel, Mauritania


9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Transforming prisons to a modern correctional facility

Emmanuel Yao Adzator, Director General, Ghana Prisons Service
  • Upgrading tools and facilities to transform prison to a modern facility
  • Upskilling inmates to prevent re-conviction and maintaining safety of the city
  • Deploying analytical tools for behaviour analysis of the inmates


Emmanuel Yao Adzator

Director General
Ghana Prisons Service

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Best practices in fire prevention across critical infrastructure

John Yao Odomey, Operational Officer, Ghana National Fire Service
  • Discussing the role of the Ghana fire service in national security
  • Improving fire detection by early warning systems
  • Learning how to reduce casualties caused by fire during riots


John Yao Odomey

Operational Officer
Ghana National Fire Service

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM Introducing the role of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in Ghana

Brigadier General Francis Vib Sanziri, National Coordinator, National Disaster Management Organisation, Ghana
  • Understanding the role of NADMO in national security
  • Coordinating disaster management across various stakeholders and sharing information on one platform
  • Discussing about innovative ways of disaster management and disaster prevention


Brigadier General Francis Vib Sanziri

National Coordinator
National Disaster Management Organisation, Ghana

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Networking coffee break

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM Learning from best practices of crowd and riot control across the globe

  • Understanding how to deploy non-lethal weapons such as CS gas, long-range acoustic devices, pepper spray, water cannons, caltrops, riot guns and tranquilisers to minimise casualties
  • Learning the benefits of utilising armoured riot-control vehicles for efficient riot and coup d’état control
  • Enhancing your knowledge about snatch squad tactics in riot and crowd control

  • Deploying fix-leg platform infrastructure to improve shallow water communication
  • Coordinating with various stakeholders in incidents related to radiological and geological disasters
  • Improving communication between incidents occurring in offshore facilities to onsite deployment of response


Thomas Mohama

Chief Superintendent
Ghana Prisons Service

Joseph Ankrah

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

Najim El Hadj Mohamed

Permanent Secretary
G5 Sahel, Mauritania

Denna Mohamad Essissah

Chief Commissioner- Regional Coordinator
G5 Sahel, Mauritania

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM The role of the Ghana Refugee Board in national security

Dr. Kofi Vince Anani, Executive Secretary, Refugee Board, Ghana
  • Learning about the Ghana Refugee Board
  • Learning about the role of the Ghana Refugee Board in improving the conditions of the refugee camps
  • Understanding the role of the Ghana Refugee Board in national security


Dr. Kofi Vince Anani

Executive Secretary
Refugee Board, Ghana

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Deploying tetra communication technology to improve crisis coordination and help in national security

  • Introducing tetra technologies to West Africa
  • Integrating data across various stakeholders
  • Overcoming challenges while responding to security and crisis incidents by using high-frequency and intelligent communication devices

1:10 PM - 1:20 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

1:20 PM - 2:30 PM Networking lunch

2:30 PM - 2:30 PM End of conference day two

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