Draft Virtual Agenda
Tuesday 26 October
All timings in Eastern Africa Time (EAT) (GMT +3)
14:30 - 16:30
Procurement & Supplier Workshops
Over the past 2 years, GRV Global has continued to introduce pre-event Procurement & Supplier Workshops from the likes of USAID, IFRC and the United Nations. These delegate-only events present delegates with first-hand details on how to become a supplier, understand procurement principles and complete proposals, follow registration processes etc. ASEC2021 will introduce live UN and U.S. agency procurement presentations, utilising GRV Global's virtual platform "PNYX", where you'll be able to put your questions directly to acquisition experts.
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USAID Funding Workshop
Join USAID's Management Bureau from Washington D.C. for a discussion on how to work with USAID. You will learn about the Agency’s operations, key terms you need to know, tips for submitting proposals, how to find funding opportunities and much more! You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of USAID staff.
 
 
 
Hosted by Matthew Johnson, Industry Liaison of the Office of Acquisition & Assistance, USAID - Management Bureau (M/OAA).
16:30 - 17:30
Africa's Defence Attaches Workshop
Welcoming Defence Attaches from across the African continent, this dedicated workshop will follow a live, open, webinar format to allowing for discussion and Q&A. Participants will discuss lessons learned, current and future challenges, whilst looking at available solutions and their potential implementation.
Wednesday 27 October
All timings in Eastern Africa Time (EAT) (GMT +3)
8:30
Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks from GRV Global, key Partners, and the ASEC2021 Co-Chairs:
  • Dr. Phyllis Mihalas, U.S. Army (Retired), CEO of LEXA Global and Former CCOE & NATO
  • Chris Reynolds, Head of Mission at EUCAP Somalia 
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Opening Keynote Address
Amb. Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security at the AUC - African Union Commission
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Panel 1: Policing the Community (60mins)
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1-2-1 Pre-scheduled Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.
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Panel 2: Border Control & Security (60 mins)
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Spotlight Address
Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim, Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF)
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Panel 3: Military Operations, Counterterrorism & the Sahel (60 mins)
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1-2-1 Pre-scheduled Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.
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Networking Lunch Break - Virtual Booths
Take a break whilst visiting the full range of ASEC2021 virtual booths. Event Sponsors host personalised interactive booths for you to explore; you can chat online, hold video calls and obtain e-takeaways.
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Spotlight Address
H.E. Amb. Zainab Ali Kotoko, Executive Secretary of the AUC's CISSA - Committee of Intelligence & Security Services of Africa
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Panel 4: Communications Technology & Cybersecurity (60 mins)
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Live Q&A Sessions
Put your questions to our expert panellists during a series of live video webcasts. Main panel content i.e. panels 1-8 will be available the day before the event to give attendees time to look ahead and submit their questions.
13:00 - 13:30
Panel 1 Q&A: Policing the Community
13:45 - 14:15
Panel 2 Q&A: Border Control & Security
14:30 - 15:00
Panel 3 Q&A: Military Operations, Counterterrorism & the Sahel
15:15 - 15:45
Panel 4 Q&A: Communications Technology & Cybersecurity
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1-2-1 Pre-scheduled Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.
Thursday 28 October
All timings in Eastern Africa Time (EAT) (GMT +3)
8:30
Day Two Keynote Address
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Panel 5: Regional International Support & Intelligence (60 mins)
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Spotlight Address
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.
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Panel 6: Logistics, Vehicles & Movement (60 mins)
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Panel 7: Health Security (60 mins)
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Spotlight Address
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.
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Panel 8: Peace Support Operations (60 mins)
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Networking Lunch Break - Virtual Booths
Take a break whilst visiting the full range of ASEC2021 virtual booths. Event Sponsors host personalised interactive booths for you to explore; you can chat online, hold video calls and obtain e-takeaways.
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Live Q&A Sessions
Put your questions to our expert panellists during a series of live video webcasts. Main panel content i.e. panels 1-8 will be available the day before the event to give attendees time to look ahead and submit their questions.
13:00 - 13:30
Panel 5 Q&A: Regional International Support & Intelligence
13:45 - 14:15
Panel 6 Q&A: Logistics, Vehicles & Movement
14:30 - 15:00
Panel 7 Q&A: Health Security
15:15 - 15:45
Panel 8 Q&A: Peace Support Operations
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the two-day event, private breakout rooms will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, U.S., UN & International Agency stakeholders, and attending local, regional and global operators. Scheduled 15-minute appointments are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss sustainable security and peacekeeping solutions across the continent.