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 remarksCaptain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Keynote presentation on behalf of the Tanzanian People’s Defence ForcesCommodore RM Makanzo, Commander, Tanzanian Naval Forces
9:35 AM - 10:35 AM Maritime security operations, situational understanding, shore, sea and airHerman 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 operationColonel (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.
Colonel (R) Giuseppe MorabitoFormer Head of Middle East Faculty
NATO Defence College
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Presentation on behalf of the Tunisian NavySenior Captain Mohamed Salah Sagaama, , Tunisian Navy
12:50 PM - 1:35 PM Panel discussion: Civilian contributions and perspectives on maritime securityCaptain (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?
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM Bringing a “legal finish” to incidences of maritime crimeDr. 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.
Dr. Kamal-Deen AliExecutive 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) sharingAlain 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.
Alain Michel LuvambanoSecretary General
2:35 PM - 3:35 PM Networking lunch
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishingVictor 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.
Victor H. KargboHead 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 NeedsCaptain (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 remarksCaptain (R) Phillip Heyl, Principal, The Heyl Group
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM End of conference day two
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