Peacekeeping Africa 2010 – Programme Day One

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Force preparation, financing, logistics and armed vehicles for
peacekeeping operations in Africa
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Programme Day One: Thursday, 26 August 2010
 
08:00 Registration and refreshments
   
08:45 Opening remarks from the chairman
   
 
Martin Reeves
Manager: Operations Decision Support
DEFENCE DECISION SUPPORT INSTITUTE

Ambassador Victor Zazeraj
Office of the Executive Chairman
PARAMOUNT GROUP

   
09:00 KEY OPENING PRESENTATION:
   
  alt Honorable Deputy Minister
Thabang Makwetla
Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans,
Republic of South Africa
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PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS



   
09:30 A Regional Perspective of Force Preparation, Financing, Logistics and Armed Vehicles for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa
   
 
> The current situation
> Problems that are facing up
> Past experience of operations in Africa
> Conclusions for force and mission preparation
   
  Helmoed-Rõmer Heitman
South African Correspondent for Jane’s Information Group and Independent Defence Consultant
JANES DEFENCE WEEKLY
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10:15 Morning refreshments and networking
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10:45 Command and Leadership: Catalyst to Successful Stability Operations
   
 
> Evolution of peacekeeping operations (Cold War, Stability Ops, post 9/11)
> Complexity of current security environment (globalization, networked adversaries, asymmetric tactics)
> Requirement for strong command and leadership (understanding mission command and commander’s intent)
> Role of the commanding officer in successful stability operations
> Importance / relevance to South Africa
   
  David McDonald Joyce
Business development director
Paramount Group
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11:15 Health challenges of the peacekeeper in Africa: a practical briefing
   
 
> The soldier deployed in a foreign environment
> Disease in Africa
> Injuries
> Substance abuse
> Environmental health issues contributing to disease
> Implications for force preparation
   
  Col (ret) Lesley-Ann Jacobs
Defence analyst, Defence Institute
DEFENCE DECISION SUPPORT INSTITUTE
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11:45 Interactive panel discussion: peace support operations in Africa
   
 
Helmoed Romer-Heitman
South African correspondent for Jane’s Information Group and
Independent Defence Consultant
JANES DEFENCE WEEKLY
Col (ret) Lesley-Ann Jacobs
Defence analyst, Defence Institute
DEFENCE DECISION SUPPORT INSTITUTE
David McDonald Joyce
Business development director
Paramount Group
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12:30 Lunch & networking
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FORCE PREPARATION
   
13:30 Facing the challenges of force preparation and external deployment for Africa
   
 
> Past, current and future training and force preparation challenges faced by African peace operations
> The challenge of young and inexperienced soldiers being deployed in external missions
> No or lack of internal deployment experience
> Deployment of female soldiers and the challenges they have to overcome
> Lack of disciplined soldiers
> Acknowledging their leaders
> Briefing of young inexperienced soldiers
> Deciding on the appropriate time to deploy young soldiers
> Possible solutions
   
  Abiodun Bashua
Director of Political Affairs
UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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14:00 An overview of how British forces prepare for peacekeeping operations
   
 
> Overview of British force preparation
> British peace support mission in Africa
> Translating British experience into the African area of operations
   
  Major JD Carnegie SO2(A) PSO Trg
BRITISH PEACE SUPPORT TEAM (SOUTH AFRICA)
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14:30 The Use Of Force In Peacekeeping Operations
  Henri Boshoff
Head of Peacekeeping Mission Programme
ISS
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15:00 Afternoon refreshments and networking
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15:30 Interactive panel discussion: Force preparation for peacekeeping missions in Africa
   
 
Henry K Anyidoho
UN Department of Political Affairs
Deputy joint special representative of the AU-UN hybrid operations
United Nations Mission in Darfur
(UNAMID)
Major JD Carnegie
SO2(A) PSO Trg
British Peace Support Team (South Africa)
Henri Boshoff
Head of Peacekeeping Mission Programme
ISS
   
16:30 Closing remarks from the chairman
   
16:45 Close of conference day one
Cocktail function hosted by: Paramount Group alt
 

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