The thirteenth conference in the cycle,

Africa Sessions 13:

Maritime Security Strategy in Africa

July 22nd 2021 at 18:00, (London Time).

 

Recent piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea have refocused international attention on a challenge that has never gone away. The underlying causes of piracy remain powerful and resist both superficial explanations and easy solutions. They require deeper assessments to fully understand the issues and collaborative strategies among all the stakeholders involved, from local communities to global actors.

Piracy is one of the most visible symptoms of complex system of maritime threats and challenges that, if left unaddressed, will threaten the viability of many African communities and even states: the pillaging of marine resources – especially fisheries – will have profound social and economic consequences for many years to come. Likewise, the illicit trafficking of weapons and narcotics will continue to weaken communities and states whose citizens, left with uncertain future prospects, continue to take the seas in large numbers as illigal/forced migrants.

SPEAKERS
NAVY CAPTAIN
BELL BELL EMMANUEL

Head of Information and
Communication Management
Inter-Regional
Coordination Centre (ICC)

CHRISTIAN
BUEGER

Professor of International Relations,
University of Copenhagen
Honorary Professor at
University of Seychelles
Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University
Director at SafeSeas, The network for
maritime security research

CDR
LUCAS DA SILVA

Commander (OF-4) PRT Navy
Cell Head Civ-Mil Engagement Sub Sahara
NSD – South HUB
NATO joint Forces Command Naples

MODERATORS
ASSIS
MALAQUIAS

Professor and Chair
of the Department of
Global Studies and
Maritime Affairs at the
California State University

LUIS BRAS
BERNARDINO

Teacher and Researcher
in the Center of
International Studies of the
University Institute of
Lisbon (CEI-IUL)
Specialist in the matters of
African Security and Defense

SALIM
VALIMAMADE

Lecturer in Corporate
Finance at Catholic
University of Angola