Security Watch Africa Partners, Stellenbosch University to Hold Awards in Rwanda

  • To be hosted by Rwandan president

Chiemelie Ezeobi

In partnership with Stellenbosch University, the 15th Security Watch Africa (SWA) Awards, Conference and Exhibition, will from December 12 to 15, 2017, hold in Kigali, Rwanda.

Recipients billed to receive awards include those from security, governance, academic and industrial sectors for their efforts in changing their respective societies one step at a time.

The event which is to be personally hosted by Rwanda President, Mr. Paul Kagame, will hold at Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from December 12 to 15, 2017.

Since the inception of the award in 2004, with Abuja, Nigeria, as its first host, the body has not looked back in tackling issues bordering on security in Africa and worldwide.

The event has grown over the years to incorporate other African, Middle East and American nations.
From inception in 2004, this event has held successfully in Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia , South Africa and United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

According to the SWA CEO and International Coordinator, Mr. Patrick Agbambu, the event is expected to bring together African scholars across the world to discuss security and safety issues confronting Nigeria as a people.

He also said that they will celebrate outstanding and excellent performance by people across the continent.

He said, “Today more than ever before, there is urgent need for practical ideas that will help bring our continent, Africa out of the looming and palpable Armageddon.

“This year’s event, which is in partnership with the Stellenbosch University, South Africa, promises to be credible, classy, glamorous and full of finesse.

“Already, we have confirmed attendance of dignitaries from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Kenya, The Gambia, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Namibia and Mozambique.”

The partnership with the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, was affirmed after the signing of an MoU in June 2016.

SWA partnered with the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), a research institute of SU and located within the Faculty of Military Science.

SIGLA builds leadership capacity and generates knowledge resources in the area of security for sustainable development.