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Agenda Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM MORNING COFFEE & REGISTRATION


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Alexander Stephenson

Director of Regional Security Conferences
Defence IQ

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Mathew Quashie

Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces (2013 to 2016)
President, AFSEC 17 Conference

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CONGO NAVAL OPERATIONS CENTRE AND ONSHORE SECURITY

Monsieur Charles Richard MONDJO, Minister of Defence, Republic of Congo, Minister of Defence, Republic of Congo

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Monsieur Charles Richard MONDJO, Minister of Defence, Republic of Congo

Minister of Defence
Republic of Congo

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Vice Admiral (ret) Jean-Pierre Labonne, Project coordinator, Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network (GoGIN), European Union

Project coordinator, Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network (GoGIN)
European Union

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM ECOWAS INTEGRATED MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY

Colonel Abdourahmane Dieng, Head of the Regional Security Division, ECOWAS Commission

Colonel Abdourahmane Dieng

Head of the Regional Security Division
ECOWAS Commission

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ANGOLAN NAVY MODERNIZATION, COOPERATION AND CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS COLLECTIVE SECURITY

Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy

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Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Angolan Navy

12:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM THE BRIGHT FUTURE OF THE IVORY COAST, DESPITE SECURITY CHALLENGES

Djakaridja Konate, Chief of Navy Staff, Navy of Côte d'Ivoire

Djakaridja Konate

Chief of Navy Staff
Navy of Côte d'Ivoire

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM SENEGALESE ASSESSMENT OF TRANS-NATIONAL MARITIME THREATS AND MARITIME RISKS

Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegalese Navy, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegalese Navy

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Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegalese Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Senegalese Navy

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM PROGESS MADE IN THE FIVE-YEAR NAVAL FORCES DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Rear Admiral Isselkou El Wely Chief of Navy Staff, Mauritanian Navy , Chief of Navy Staff, Mauritanian Navy

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Rear Admiral Isselkou El Wely Chief of Navy Staff, Mauritanian Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Mauritanian Navy

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Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali

Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa
Moderator, AFSEC 17 Conference

Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo

Chief of Naval Staff
Ghana Navy
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Rear Admiral Isselkou El Wely Chief of Navy Staff, Mauritanian Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Mauritanian Navy
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Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto António, Chief of Navy Staff, Angolan Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Angolan Navy
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Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Navy Staff, Senegalese Navy

Chief of Navy Staff
Senegalese Navy

Captain Albert BADOU, Chief of Navy Staff, Armed forces of Benin

Chief of Navy Staff
Armed forces of Benin

Djakaridja Konate

Chief of Navy Staff
Navy of Côte d'Ivoire

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK