Border control Africa 2010 – Programme – Day 1

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Programme Day One: 17 March 2010

17 & 18 March 2010

 
08:00 Registration and refreshments

09:00 Opening remarks from the chair
  Dr. Henri Fouché
Lecturer Policing and Security Management International Maritime Organisation Expert
Tshwane University of Technology
and
Martin Reeves
Manager: Operations Decision Support
Defence Institute

09:15 Strengthening regional cooperation and coordination in matters of border control and management for African states
  Helmoed Heitman
South African Correspondent for Jane’s Information Group and Independent Defence Consultant
Janes Defence Weekly
> Strengthening and improving cooperation with immediate and regional neighbours
> Past, current and future border control challenges faced by Africa
> Border control aspects, security assets and interests of Africa
> Possible solutions based on expanded border patrol capability

10:00 Learning how the European Union promotes the co-operation among border related law enforcement agencies
  Klaus Roesler
Director of Operations Division
Frontex
> Understanding the role of Frontex: strengthening the freedom and security of the citizens of the EU
> Complementing the national border management systems of the member states
> Actively promoting the co-operation among border related law enforcement bodies responsible for the internal security at EU level
> Driving operational activities through intelligence systems
> Implementing of the concept of EU integrated border management

10:45 Policing southern African sea borders
  Dr Henri Fouché
Lecturer Policing and Security Management
International Maritime Organisation Expert

Tshwane University of Technology
> Extent of borderlines
> Methodologies
> Problems
> Recommendations

11:15 Morning refreshments

11:45 How can communication lines between the different stakeholders involved in border control be improved?
  Major (Rtd) John Kazoora
Former chairman – Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs
Parliament of the Republic of Uganda
Former deputy director general
Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Uganda
> Improving communication channels between the various stakeholders involved in border control
> Achieving effective co-ordination between the borderline control functions in the different departments and government agencies
> Implementing the National Operational Co-ordinating Mechanism in border control operations

12:30 Panel Discussion: Should SA have a border guard?
  Panel chair:
Martin Reeves
Manager: Operations Decision Support
Defence Institute

Panel Participants:
Klaus Roesler
Director of Operations Division
Frontex

Maj-Gen (Rtd), Olasiende Ishola Williams
Nigerian army general, former commander of the Nigerian Signal Corps and chief of operations, executive secretary
Pan African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG)

Albert Gomes-Mugumya
Program advisor – Peace building and human security
Project co-ordinator – Minority Rights & Conflict Prevention

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) Uganda



Major (Rtd) John Kazoora
Former chairman – Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs
Parliament of the Republic of Uganda

Former deputy director general – Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Uganda

Claude Schravesande
Former acting chief director, Refugee Affairs and Migration
Department of Home Affairs, South Africa, chairperson

Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs


13:00 Networking Lunch
 
14:00 Effectively managing border disputes
  Albert Gomes-Mugumya
Program Advisor – Peace Building and Human Security
Project Coordinator – Minority Rights & Conflict Prevention

Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) Uganda
> Outlining the major causes of border disputes
> Profiling the risks associated with unresolved border conflicts
> Border restrictions and disclosures – how far should this go with neighbouring countries?
> Creating a high level of mutuality of interest and trust needed to resolve boundary issues
> Case study: The great lakes region

14:45 How thermal imaging systems are used for border surveillance
  Jorgen Lundberg
Business development manager, Border Control Projects
FLIR Systems
> The thermal imaging technology of today and how it can solve some of today’s border surveillance tasks
> Range requirements vs different technologies
> Thermal imaging in border surveillance
> Thermal imaging integrated with radars for coastal surveillance and other open environments
> Un-cooled cameras and video motion detection bundle well in many land border applications
> Examples
> Some useful hints

15:30 Afternoon refreshments
   
16:00 Making your borders more secure
  Thomas Marten
VP Government & Security Solutions
SITA
> The border management challenge – the challenge of authorities to balance security vs facilitation, privacy vs cost
> Data is key – the data that exists today (API, APP, PNR, biometrics)
> Global implementations – the differing solutions that are being implemented around the world. Future trends in border management
 
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