Captain (N) Charles Bamele
Operational Coordination Director, Permanent Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for State Action at Sea
Office of the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast
Conference Day One - Site Visit
Tuesday, September 24th, 0019
The Gulf of Guinea has been congested and challenging security domain for hundreds of years and carries a unique set of challenges for those organisations that operate in this area. Although there has been a lot of progress in the fight against piracy in this area, security concerns do remain and the fight against smuggling remains as fierce as ever. Participants in this geostrategic panel discussion will cover:
· How have tactics and techniques employed by criminal organisations caused state militaries and law enforcement to adapt their approach to preventing and disrupting these kinds of operations?
· In what ways do patrol vessels provide the most effective platform by which these criminal elements can be disrupted and where is the need for improvement most apparent?
· How do you think international and regional cooperation can be improved in the Gulf of Guinea in order to make this region more secure?