ASEC2019 Agenda
Tuesday 25 June
Sheraton Addis Hotel, Ethiopia
17:00 - 19:00
Pre-Event Registration - Lalibela Ballroom
Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required). Sponsors are also asked to setup their exhibition booths.
19:00 - 21:00
Evening Networking Reception - The Office Bar
An 'ice-breaker' opportunity for event participants to meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying a selection of snacks and refreshments. An ideal opportunity for Panel Chairs/Moderators to engage with their fellow panellists.
Wednesday 26 June
Sheraton Addis Hotel - Lalibela Ballroom
8:00 - 8:50
Networking Registration
Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required).
8:50 - 9:15
Opening Ceremony
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global
 
Welcoming Address
Hon. Motuma Mekassa, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister & SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
9:15 - 10:15
Panel 1: Counterterrorism: Dismantling Terrorist Networks
The recent attacks in Nairobi is emblematic of the constant threat that lurks in the background of the region’s civil society. Al-Shabaab has invoked fear and wielded violence in Somalia, Kenya and Uganda and demonstrated the indiscriminate nature of terror and challenge of containing an ideology. With consideration to the 2013 and 2019 attacks in Nairobi and others that have ensued, the time has come to reflect on what has changed and what can be done in the future to stop the continued narrative of death and destruction.
  • In recent months, the so called ‘Islamic State’ has lost its strongholds over the Syrian regions. The non-state actors bear many similarities to other terrorist groups such as Al-Shabaab and therefore what lessons can be taken away on how to loosen the grip of terrorism?
  • The eradication of one terror group, can create a power vacuum and give rise to another, with this in mind, what is the possible strategy to stop this from happening?
  • What is needed from the legal framework to better support counterterrorism?
 
Panel Chair: Mr. Norman Balchunas, Sr. Director Connected Defense of Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Honeywell International
 
Hirut Gezahegn Abrha, Deputy Special Representative of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
 
Dr. Mac McClelland, President - Middle East & Africa of International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)
 
Dr. Walters Samah, Head of Joint Mission Analysis Cell of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
 
George Alex Mensah, Director General in Charge Operations of Ghanaian Police Service
10:05 - 10:15
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:15 - 10:45
Networking Tea & Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45
Panel 2: Border Control: Controlling & Safeguarding Passage Across Africa
Border permeability and the procedures in prosecuting individuals that attempt to circumvent migration laws, is central to human security. Illegal entry via ‘back door’ routes has a detrimental effect on surrounding economies and requires militant policing to prohibit unsuspecting members.
  • What has been the hinderance in the creation of a centralised African database to effectively monitor borders and prohibit illegal passage?
  • How does equipment help counter illegal "back door" entries?
  • How has physical security adapted to fit in a technology driven sector?
 
Panel Chair: Joby Mathew, Director Sales of HID Global
 
Brig. Gen. Mainasara Abdul Masanawa, Commander - Nigerian Army of Nigerian Ministry of Defence
 
Koos Joubert, Technical Advisor of DCD Protected Mobility
11:35 - 11:45
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
11:45 - 12:00
Spotlight Address: Critical Communications in Era of Dynamic Changes
 
Yuval Hanan, Region Manager East Africa of Motorola Solutions
12:00 - 13:00
Panel 3: The Advancement of Communications Intelligence in the Technology Era
As technology has evolved, security threats have become increasingly complex and difficult to prevent and solve. In 2019, to stay one-step ahead of criminals, terrorists & cyber-attackers – there is a need to skilfully combine intelligence disciplines and choose the right methodologies that will successfully lead to your target. This panel will discuss the necessity of combining multiple intelligence disciplines and creating cooperation between different intelligence organisations in order to build security and prosperity within the continent. .
  • How has biometric technology revolutionised secure data processing?
  • What is being done to bring local communities and rural areas in the fold of technology advances?
  • How have offline systems developed to maintain standards of services during times of poor connectivity and crisis?
  • How has professional mobile radio (PMR) technologies assisted African urban development and disaster relief?
 
Panel Chair: Marom Ben-Menahem, Vice President & General Manager - Africa & FSU of Verint
 
Mr. Luis Ignacio Callén Ramón, Business Development Director of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited
 
Africa Apollo, Director - Crime Intelligence of Rwandan National Police
 
Hesbon Malweyi, Director of Kenyan Ministry of ICT
12:50 - 13:00
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:00 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 17:30
1-2-1 Security Sector Matchmaking Meetings
Afternoon session dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders and leading local, regional and global operators. Schedules are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions for the continent.
19:00 - 19:30
Event Dinner - Transport
Transport is included with the ASEC2019 Dinner for those that require it (please confirm at the on-site GRV Global registration desk). Transport will depart from the Sheraton Addis Hotel Lobby at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, returning back to the Hotel at approx. 10:30pm.
19:30 - 22:00
Event Dinner
ASEC2019 participants are invited to join us for an informal Event Dinner, to experience the food, ambience and entertainment Ethiopia has to offer. An ideal opportunity for further networking and to discuss the day’s major talking points. For more information, please see a member of GRV Global's team.
Thursday 27 June
Sheraton Addis Hotel - Lalibela Ballroom
8:30 - 9:00
Networking Registration
If not already done so, event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required).
9:00 - 9:15
Day Two Welcoming Remarks
 
Hon. Motuma Mekassa, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister & SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
9:15 - 9:30
Spotlight Address: How to Find and Do Business with the United Nations
 
Biruik Kibret, Chief - Procurement Section of United Nations Office Nairobi (UNON)
9:30 - 10:15
Panel 4: Navigating Security
This session will provide an insight into 3 organisations from the perspective of transportation within security. With each ‘quick-fire’ presentation, aspects of demining, supply chain management and remote support will highlight the development of logistics and related technologies.
9:30 - 9:45 
Thomas Warren, Business Development Manager,MEA of Agility Defense & Government Services
9:45 - 10:00 
Samuel Paunila, Head of Ammunition Management Advisory Team (AMAT)
10:00 - 10:15 
Matthew Smith, Programme Manager of HALO Trust
10:15 - 10:30
Spotlight Address: CPADD - Training & Capacity Building
 
Lt. Col. Codjo Saturnin Obelakou, Director of Humanitarian Demining Training Center (CPADD)
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Tea & Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
Panel 5: Leading from the Front: A Ministerial Discussion
Political leadership is at the core of change in advancing the continent. Through this session we will learn from individual case studies - how each country has pushed change and how they can be better supported.
 
Panel Chair: Hon. Motuma Mekassa, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister
 
Dr. Sonkor Jama Geyre, Director of Somalian Ministry of Defense
 
Adama Ouattara, Deputy Director General of Police of Cote d'Ivoire Ministry of Interior & Security
 
Hon. Charles Macodwogo Okello Engola, Minister of State for Defense of Ugandan Ministry of Defence & Veteran Affairs
12:00 - 13:00
Panel 6: Peace Support Operations: Addressing Community Needs
Considering the role of Peacekeepers in mediating between terrorist groups and civil society, this panel will explore the procedures taken to understand the issues and engage the communities most affected by underdevelopment and terrorist activities.
  • How effective have outreach programmes been in hindering the radicalisation of the youth population?
  • In the era of Social media, how has counterterror programmes sheltered the youth from terrorist influence?
  • From national to local government support – what is the required framework to assist thriving communities
  • What do you view as the main role of NGO groups in the current Africa security agenda?
 
Panel Chair: Koos Joubert, Technical Advisor of DCD Protected Mobility
 
Edward Durell, Science & Technology Advisor of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)
 
Berhanemeskel Nega, Director - Political Affairs/Head of Office of UN - AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
 
Rakhee Ramgolam, Executive Manager of Business Enablement, Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd (ARMSCOR)
12:50 - 13:00
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:00 - 13:15
Closing Ceremony
 
Hon. Motuma Mekassa, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister & SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global
13:15 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 17:30
1-2-1 Security Sector Matchmaking Meetings
Afternoon session dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders and leading local, regional and global operators. Schedules are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions for the continent.