SWAI to Hold Sixth Security Awards and Conference in UAE

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Sunday Ehigiator

Security Watch Africa Initiatives (SWAI) is set to host its sixth edition of Security Awards and Conference themed, ‘Global Security Outlook: Challenges, Impediment and Prospects For A Secured Africa’, in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

According to a statement signed by the International Coordinator and CEO, Mr. Patrick Agbambu, the event which has been scheduled for November 6 and 7, 2019 is aimed at “seeking broader and rich solutions for security and safety in Africa and provide an avenue for some Africa’s best in security, safety, environment, shelter, aviation, and governance in a global arena.”

This he said necessitated the decision to host this event in Dubai, UAE.”

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.

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. This event has held successfully in Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

According to 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.

Meanwhile, SWA in its quest for a secure Africa has extended its tentacles by partnering Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The partnership with the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, was affirmed after the signing of an MoU in June 2016.

SWA partnered 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.