25 - 26 June, 2019
Lagos, Nigeria

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

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

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

SPONSORED Executive country briefings: Armoured vehicle requirements in West Africa

The need for operations in harsh and versatile terrains has made armoured vehicles the operational back bone for regional security forces. Now, driven, either because of the need by to replace aging fleets or to upgrade capabilities to fight complex threats senior officers from across the region will discuss how they can better achieve their according strategic goals.

Armoured vehicles have been the backbone of operations for the country’s Armed and Police Forces during recent years. Now, entering a new era of constant demand for capability upgrades Nigeria is exploring the possibility of taking ownership of the production of such platforms.

Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris

Inspector General of Police
Nigeria Police Force

In order to provide protection for personnel, enhance mobility across rough terrains and provide a more integrated fire power for both internal and external security duties for peace support operations, the country is oriented towards the procurement of an increasing amount of armoured vehicles.

Lieutenant General Obed Akwa

Chief of Defence Staff
Ghana Armed Forces

As part of the implementation of the Military Programming Act, the Ministry of Defence has embarked on a deep reform under the strategic plan Horizon Côte d’Ivoire 2020. With upgraded capabilities to reflect “better knowledge of the defence policy” & “reinforcement of the link army-nation”, the professionalisation of the Defence forces aims to meet international standards. Affected by these changes are also the defence information and communication agencies (eg. SCA, SECOM-GN at BIPA).

Major General Sekou Touré

Chief of Defence Staff
Ivory Coast Armed Forces

Staying always vigilant

10:30 am - 10:50 am Continuous patrolling, and systems that can make it even more efficient

Lanre Bank - Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Nigerian Police
  • The positive effect in decreasing crime rates from street patrols
  • Automated reporting for operations
  • Procurement plans for new patrol vehicles

Lanre Bank

Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
Nigerian Police

10:50 am - 11:10 am New technologies to help police fight crime and enforce law

  • Digital communication equipment
  • Motorcycles and patrol vehicles for urban operations
  • Body armour and contingent sustainment Items

11:10 am - 11:30 am Optimised logistics for all-time availability of material resources

Senior Representative - ., Sierra Leone Disaster Management Agency
  • Inventory management and modernisation of supply chains
  • Plans for new logistics hubs and their state-of-the-art security parameters under design
  • Future requirements for the procurement of logistics vehicles and systems

Senior Representative

Sierra Leone Disaster Management Agency

Cyber crime prevention: Detecting emerging risks

West Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security. Although it is not a prime target, cyber threats have no more borders and data pirates attack anything that moves. The market for cyber security in Africa will expand from 1.7 billion dollars (1.5 billion euros) in 2017 to more than 2.5 billion in 2020 and could easily destroy confidence in the development of digital technology.

11:30 am - 11:50 am Shaping a doctrine for cyber security to adapt into the new era of information warfare

Mrs. Mampho Mokhele - Minister, Lesotho Ministry of Police and Public Safety, Lesotho
  • Development and regulation of cyber security frameworks
  • Improving awareness of cyber crime and how insurgent groups resort to it for funding their attacks
  • Identifying the cyber security operational systems for critical infrastructure

Mrs. Mampho Mokhele

Lesotho Ministry of Police and Public Safety, Lesotho

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Networking coffee break

Executive briefing maritime patrol and security

The Gulf of Guinea is a vast and diverse region stretching from Senegal to Angola, including approximately 6,000km of coastline. The Gulf of Guinea is an important geo-political choke point for shipping transporting oil extracted in the Niger delta, as well as goods to and from central and southern Africa. Piracy, armed robbery at sea, illegal fishing, smuggling and trafficking, pose a major threat to maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and ultimately to the economic development of the entire region.

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Tackling piracy and other maritime threats in the Gulf of Guinea

Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté - Commander, Ivory Coast Navy
  • An analysis of the current operational environment
  • Procurement plans to prevent security gaps
  • Working with key stakeholders from all regional nations to achieve maritime superiority

Vice Admiral Djakaridja Konaté

Ivory Coast Navy

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Offshore patrol vessels for economic exclusion zone management tasks such as maritime security, border control, routine patrols, and anti-smuggling

  • Combat system to provide planning, tactical picture compilation, situational awareness, decision-making, and control of weapons from intuitive consoles
  • Virtual technologies to integrate weapon, sensor, and management systems
  • Rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) carrying capabilities

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Nigeria’s Coast Guard plans for increased operational capacity

Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas - Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy *(APC)
  • Fast response crafts for neutralising oil smuggling threats
  • Analysing the requirements generated from operating on a complex coastal/river environment
  • Fighting large-scale bunkering and tapping with regular patrols and other types of surveillance

Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas

Chief of Naval Staff
Nigerian Navy *(APC)

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Chairman’s closing remarks: National security threats, solutions and public private partnerships

1:30 pm - 1:30 pm Executive lunch for VIPS, networking, 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.