Border control Africa 2010 – Programme – Day 2


Successfully implementing an integrated border management strategy 
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Programme Day Two: 18 March 2010

17 & 18 March 2010

08:00 Arrival 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

Martin Reeves
Manager: Operations Decision Support
Defence Institute

09:10 Towards a Schengen protocol or floodgates to continental chaos: Africa’s border lessons
  Frank van Rooyen
Captain (SA Navy) (ret)
Security fellow

SA Institute for International Affairs
> Review of post-colonial Africa, development, number and state of borders
> Methods and movement of people and goods in Africa. Within and from beyond Africa. Legal and illegal
> Terrorism – slithering across the continent
> Africa’s resources challenges, incapacities, priorities. Effects of officially opening up borders. Chaos scenario.
> Lessons from:
– EU
– USAN (Union of South American Nations)
– Deductions. Conclusions. Policy recommendations.

09:50 Examining Current Border Control Mechanisms
  Henri Boshoff
Military Analyst
Institute of Security Studies (ISS)
> Measuring the effectiveness of current border control mechanisms
> Profiling the operational structure of border control and safeguarding
> Outlining the challenges of managing borderlines and border points
> Determining what goes into operational planning for border control

10:30 Developing and implementing a border control strategy for African states
  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)
> Detecting and eradicating corruption within border operations
> Improving co-ordination and communication lines between the different departments involved in border control
> Examining the number of border points guarded out of the 72 in SA
  Combating crime syndicates operating in and around SA border points

11:10 Morning refreshments

11:30 Challenges in training for border control
  Martin Reeves
Manager: Operations Decision Support
Defence Institute
Many organisations involved in Border Control focus, quite understandably, on their own specialist area. Border Control should, however, be seen as a Regional Capability so that all the various interfaces and aspects are considered and incorporated into the training of personnel involved in Border Control. This paper will briefly highlight certain areas and challenges for consideration and discussion, including:
> Speciality Areas Relating to Border Control
> Legislation & Documentation Training
> National & Regional Cooperation
> International Stakeholders & Interfaces
> Training & Sustainability of Stakeholders
It is hoped that the overview presented will provide new insights that can incorporated into various training programmes.

12:10 Customs partnerships – A focus on container security
  Christine Bradley
First Secretary – Border Integrity
Canada Border Services Agency
Canadian High Commission, South Africa
> Overview of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
> Risk management & enforcement at the border overview
> Marine security
> Container security initiative (CSI)
> Customs co-operation & partnerships
  Best practices: multiple borders; identifying risk priorities; co-operation; co-ordination; partnerships

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 The importance of border control for national security with specific reference to the RSA
  Prof Mike Hough
Department of Political Sciences
University of Pretoria
> Discussing the reasons why border control is a national responsibility
> Understanding the threats SA will have to face in the near future
> Analysing the relation between border control and national security
> Taking a look at the future

14:30 Latest developments in border control using facial recognition – case study from Australia
  Sanjay Dharwadker
Regional manager
Sagem Security South Africa
> Automatic border control using biometrics is on the increase
> Heathrow pilot using iris recognition
> Paris CDG system using fingerprints
> Latest is Australia has implemented the largest system using facial recognition
> The advantages include greater security and yet speedy passenger traffic
> Actual case studies

15:10 Afternoon refreshments

15:30 The role of ISO standards in biometrics for border control applications
  Dr Nick van der Merwe and Basia Nasiorowska
SABS SC 71Q Committee Biometrics
> An overview of ISO standards on biometrics
> Standards specifically relevant to border control applications
> International case studies
  The Border Control Co-ordinating Operational Committee (BCCOC)
  ISO standards in biometric systems for airports access control

16:10 Closing remarks by chair and end of conference

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