DP World | MOFA

Agenda 2014

Wednesday 29th October, 2014
08.00 onwards


Opening of the High-Level Conference 
13.30 - 13.40

Welcome Note

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates 

13.40 - 14.00

Keynote Address

His Excellency Dr. Abdirahman Duale Beyle
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Somalia

14.00 - 14.10

Opening Statements

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Chairman DP World

14.10 - 15.10

Updates from International Initiatives

His Excellency Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani
Secretary General, Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

His Excellency Haile Menkerios
Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union

His Excellency Maciej Popowski
Deputy Secretary General, External Action Service, European Union and EU Chair of the Contact Group on Piracy

His Excellency Michel Soula
Head of Section, Operations Divisions, NATO, Brussels

15.10 - 15.30

Coffee & Tea Break

15.30 - 16.30

Ministerial Statements

16.30 - 16.50

Coffee & Tea Break

16.30 - 17.30

Plenary Session: Lessons Learned from Maritime Piracy in the Horn of Africa and a Framework for Future Cooperation

Moderator: Dr. Christian Bueger (Reader in International Relations, Cardiff University and Member, Lessons Learned Consortium of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia)

His Excellency Joel Morgan
Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Seychelles

Laurent Bukera
Country Director, Somalia Office, World Food Programme

Dr. Grahaeme Henderson
VP Shipping and Maritime, Shell Trading and Shipping

Pottengal Mukundan
Director, International Maritime Bureau

Alamdar S. Hamdani
Deputy Chief CTU-I, Counter terrorism Section, National Security Division, US Department of Justice

• Ron Widdows
Chairman, World Shipping Council

Thursday 30 October, 2014
08.00 - Onwards Registration (Continued)
09.30 - 12.00

Simultaneous Break Out Sessions
Closed to Press

A. Enhanced Interagency and Intergovernmental Coordination Against Transnational Organized Crime: A Road towards Long-Term Solutions in Africa

Dr. Anja Shortland
Reader in Political Economy and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College, London

• Pierre St. Hilaire
Director, INTERPOL’s Counter-Terrorism, Public Safety and Maritime Security Directorate

• Alan Cole
Head, Transnational Organized Crime Programme, Regional Office for Eastern Africa and Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

• Joseph Bibi
Director Designate, Regional Fusion and Law Enforcement Centre for Safety and Security at Sea (REFLECS3)

• Samuel Kame-Domguia
Coordinator, 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (AIM-Strategy) Task Force, African Union Commission

• Captain David Cotterell
Director, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

• Mohammed Almajashi
Executive Director, Regional Maritime Information Sharing Centre, Sanaa, Yemen

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee & Tea Break

09.30 - 12.00

B. An Overview on Industry Supported Initiatives and Contributions towards Somalia: Impact, Sustainability, and Assessment

Dr. Douglas Stevenson
Director, Center for Seafarers' Rights

• Mohammed Sharaf
Group CEO, DP World

• Jon Huggins
Director, Oceans Beyond Piracy Program

• Glen Forbes
Co-Founder, Oceanuslive

• John Stawpert
Manager, Environment and Trade, International Chamber of Shipping

• Dr. Peter M. Swift
Chairman, Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP)

• Dr. Philip Belcher
Marine Director, INTERTANKO

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee & Tea Break

09.30 - 12.00

C. Mapping Regional Threats and their Effect on Human Security

Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen
Head of the International Relations Program, University of Life Science (UMB), Norway

• Brigadier General Dick Swijgman
Operation Commander (DCOM), European Union Naval Force Somalia

• Giles Noakes
Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

• Abdirahman Sheikh Issa-Mohamed
National Security Advisor, Somali Federal Government and Head of the Secretariat, National Security Council

• Chris Trelawny
Senior Deputy Director, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization

• Dr. Peter Chalk
Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

10.45 - 11.00

Coffee & Tea Break


Media Briefing

Riad Kahwaji, CEO - INEGMA Knowledge Partner

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00

Special Discussion

on “The Future Leaders of Africa: Youth and Gender Empowerment”


Dr. Christiana Okojie,

Professor, Labor Economics and Development Planning, University of Benin

• Dr. Bineta Diop
Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, African Union Commission and President, Femmes Africa Solidarité, Switzerland

• Dr. Sintiki Ugbe
Director, Gender and Child Development, Youth/Sports, Civil Society, Employment and Drug Control, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission

• Degan Ali
Executive Director and Board Member, Adeso (African Development Solutions)

• Didier Acouetey
President and Founder, AfricSearch Group

14.00 - 15.30

Statements by Heads of Delegations Open to Press

15.30 - 16.00

Concluding Remarks
Open to Press

16.00 - 16.30

Concluding Press Conference
UAE MoFA and DP World Representatives