Emerging Security Sector Leaders

Seminar

June 4–6, 2024 (Virtual)
June 17–28, 2024 (In-Person)

Washington, DC

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Bios: English | Français | Português

Keynote

Presented by:

  1. National Security Advisor Ambassador (Dr.) Monica Juma
  2. Mr. Carlos Monteiro Reis

Fireside Chat

Presented by:

  1. Ambassador Major General Mpho Mophuting
  2. Her Excellency Fatima K. Mohammed
  3. Mr. Carlos Monteiro Reis

Reading:

Session 1

Conflict Trends Security & Mega Trends

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Clionadh Raleigh
  1. Dr. Paul Williams

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Session 2

Violent Extremism Dynamics

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Daisy Muibu
  1. Dr. Anouar Boukhars

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Session 3

Transnational Organized Crime Dynamics

Presented by:

  1. Mr. Martin Ewi
  1. Dr. Catherine Kelly

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Session 4

Maritime Security Threats

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Ife Okafor-Yarwood
  1. Dr. Assis Malaquias

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Session 5

Cyber Threats

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Nathaniel Allen
  1. Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo

Reading:

  • Nate D.F. Allen, “Africa’s Evolving Cyber Threats.” Africa Center for Strategic Studies Spotlight, 2021.
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  • Africa Center for Strategic Studies, “Mapping Disinformation in Africa.” Spotlight, 2022.
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  • Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola and Nate D.F. Allen, “African Lessons in Cyber Strategy.” Africa Center for Strategic Studies Spotlight, 2022.
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  • INTERPOL, “African Cyber Threat Assessment Report 2021.” INTERPOL 2021.
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Session 6

Strategic Leadership in Africa’s Security Sector

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Assis Malaquias
  1. Ambassador Abdel-Fatau Musah

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Session 7

Rule of Law and Security Governance: Importance to Civil-Military Relations

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Catherine Kelly
  1. Dr. Martha Mutisi

Reading:

  • “Letting Citizens, Constitution Lead the Way: Civilian Control of the Armed Forces Remains a Durable Model Despite Coups, Setbacks,” Africa Defense Forum, 1 January 2024.
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  • Christopher Day, Moses Khisa, and William Reno, “Rethinking the Civil-Military Conundrum in Africa.” Civil Wars Vol 22(2-3) pp. 156-173, 2020.
  • Catherine Lena Kelly, “Justice and Rule of Law Key to African Security.” Africa Center for Strategic Studies Spotlight, 2021.
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  • “Security Sector Governance: Applying Principles of Good Governance to the Security Sector.” Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2015.
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Session 8

Critical Thinking to Enhance Professionalism in Africa’s Security Sector

Presented by:

  1. Col (ret.) Dr. Emile Ouedraogo
  1. Brigadier General Joyce Sitienei

Reading:

  • Emile Ouedraogo, “Advancing Military Professionalism in Africa.” Research Paper No. 6, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, p. 1-3, 2014.
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  • Kwesi Aning and Joseph Siegle, “Assessing Attitudes of the Next Generation of African Security Sector Professionals.” Research Paper No. 7, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, p. 1-2, 2019.
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  • David Novy, “Professionalism in the Armed Forces.” Research Report, Air War College, p. iv, 2017.
  • African Union, “African Union Policy Framework on Security Sector Reform.” P. 16, 2014.
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Session 9

National Security Strategy Development and Implementation

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Joel Amegboh
  1. Brigadier General James Mwalongo

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Session 10

Managing Security Resources in Africa

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Gary Milante
  1. Dr. Willene A. Johnson

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Session 11

Regional and International Responses to Security Challenges

Presented by:

  1. Brigadier General (Rtd) Elijah Mwanyika
  1. Dr. Nate Allen

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Session 12

Leveraging Donor Assistance

Presented by:

  1. Ms. Dana L. Banks
  1. Mr. Peter Duffy

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Session 13

United States Government: Security Assistance and Partnership in Africa

Presented by:

  1. DAS Melanie Harris Higgins
  1. DASD Maureen Farrell

Reading: