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Feb 25, 2014 to Feb 27, 2014
|Location||Place des Nations Unies
|Details||AFSEC 14 is a high-level security summit bringing together senior diplomatic, defence and law-enforcement professionals in order to share best practice and champion greater regional integration.
The conference will push for the implementation of the ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy signed in June 2013 and the Gulf of Guinea Code of Conduct. The Focus Day deals with Transnational Organised Crime and serves to provide strategic notice on the global nature of the threats faced while facilitating discussion in a whole-of-society forum aimed at developing innovative solutions.
By convening this conference of senior representatives from Africa and international partners, AFSEC 14 creates the opportunity to discuss regional maritime security in the context of international security concerns with the ambition of promoting security cooperation and information sharing.
Key Benefits of Attending AFSEC 14
Shape the debate on how to counter existing and emerging threats in complex security environments including the Gulf of Guinea and trans-Atlantic cocaine route
Meet senior officials and hear their candid views on domestic and regional security challenges including advancing the implementation of the ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy
Develop comprehensive awareness of the international security capacity building initiatives currently active in the region involving more than 20 nations
Share knowledge, strategies and solutions to providing affordable and persistent maritime domain awareness and interdiction of suspect targets
Debate the benefits and operational challenges of regional information and intelligence sharing in the area of maritime security and law-enforcement.
Artists / Speakers: Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie, Lieutenant General Soumaïla Bakayoko Chief of Defence Staff Armed Forces of Côte d’Ivoire.