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Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Chairman’s welcome remarks

Captain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group

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Captain (R) Phillip Heyl

Principal
The Heyl Group

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Keynote presentation on behalf of the Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces

Commodore RM Makanzo, Commander, Tanzanian Naval Forces


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Commodore RM Makanzo

Commander
Tanzanian Naval Forces

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM Maritime security operations, situational understanding, shore, sea and air

Herman Kelder, Director Export Marketing & Sales, Thales Netherlands

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Herman Kelder

Director Export Marketing & Sales
Thales Netherlands

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Session reserved for a senior member of the Ghana Navy

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM Coffee and networking break

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Risky routes - Energy transit in Africa and the Middle East: The success of the NATO Ocean Shield operation

Colonel (R) Giuseppe Morabito, Former Head of Middle East Faculty, NATO Defence College
West Africa, just like the Middle East, is an area which witnesses huge amounts of oil and gas transported through its seas. Thus, there are
many parallels which can be drawn between the experiences of the two when it comes to maritime security. This presentation will attempt to do just that; looking at the success of NATO’s Ocean Shield operation.

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Colonel (R) Giuseppe Morabito

Former Head of Middle East Faculty
NATO Defence College

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Presentation on behalf of the Tunisian Navy

Senior Captain Mohamed Salah Sagaama, , Tunisian Navy

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Senior Captain Mohamed Salah Sagaama


Tunisian Navy

12:50 PM - 1:35 PM Panel discussion: Civilian contributions and perspectives on maritime security

Captain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group
Whilst navies and coast guards might be the ones enforcing maritime security, it is civilian organisations that ultimately benefit from security at sea. This session will gather civilian stakeholders from organisations such as customs, fisheries, environmental protection, shipping, oil and gas, to discuss the following points:
  • What are currently the biggest challenges facing maritime security in Africa?
  • What can be done by military and civil institutions to overcome these challenges?
  • What scope is there for additional cooperation between civil and military in maritime security?

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Captain (R) Phillip Heyl

Principal
The Heyl Group

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM Bringing a “legal finish” to incidences of maritime crime

Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa (CEMLAWS AFRICA)
The majority of arrests made in relation to maritime crimes in African waters go unpunished, leading to recidivism on the behalf of many perpetrators. It is thus essential that the mechanisms to bring criminals to justice be firmly established throughout Africa. This presentation will cover exactly that; outlining how the necessary processes can be put in place to increase the amount of trials stemming from maritime arrests.

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Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali

Executive Director
Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa (CEMLAWS AFRICA)

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM The Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa’s (MOWCA) efforts at promoting cooperation in Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) sharing

Alain Michel Luvambano, Secretary General, MOWCA
MDA sharing is an essential part of achieving maritime security. In this presentation, the secretary general of MOWCA will outline how this organisation has been promoting the practice of MDA sharing for its member nations.

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Alain Michel Luvambano

Secretary General
MOWCA

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM Networking lunch

3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing

Victor H. Kargbo, Head of Joint Maritime Committee Management Team, Ministry of Fisheries, Sierra Leone
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing constitutes a major challenge of contemporary maritime security, causing major damage not only to fisheries, but also causing economic damage to nations which, as in the case of Somalia, led to fishermen becoming pirates to recoup lost income. With modern advances in information technology however, law enforcement agencies are better placed than ever to combat this scourge. This session will examine how this may be possible and what can be done in terms of cooperation to ensure this.

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Victor H. Kargbo

Head of Joint Maritime Committee Management Team
Ministry of Fisheries, Sierra Leone

4:05 PM - 4:35 PM Aerial Surveillance in Support of National Maritime Security Strategies: Current Needs

Captain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group


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Captain (R) Phillip Heyl

Principal
The Heyl Group

4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Closing ceremony and remarks by the guest of honour

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

Captain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group

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Captain (R) Phillip Heyl

Principal
The Heyl Group

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM End of conference day two

The programme is correct at time of publishing. 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. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.