African Land Forces Summit
The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a forum for senior leaders from land forces across Africa, the U.S. and other partner nations to solidify relationships, exchange information on current topics of mutual interest and to encourage cooperation in addressing challenges.
The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is the Chief of Staff of the Army's annual conference supporting U.S. Army activity in Africa.
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ALFS 2023: Addressing Security Challenges through Civil-Military Partnerships
Participants in ALFS 23 will hear from renowned academics and non-governmental experts, as well as military members, throughout the week during five plenary sessions and five breakout sessions addressing a variety of topics.
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Plenary Session 1: Drivers of Instability
- Dr. Jean-Jacques Konadjé, Chief of Staff of the Grand Chancellery, Côte d'Ivoire
- Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Hany Nakhleh, Regional Security and Armed Forces Delegate, International Committee of the Red Cross
Plenary Session 2: Peacekeeping Operations in Africa
- Dr. Prof. Kwesi Aning, Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
- Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Director and Senior Fellow, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and host of Into Africa podcast
Plenary Session 3: Counter-Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) Best Practices in Africa
- Dr. Lassina Diarra, Researcher and Consultant, Centre for Strategies and Security for the Sahel Sahara
- Dr. Geoffrey Jackson, Professor, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University
Plenary Session 4: Command Teams
- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, The Adjutant General, Utah National Guard
- Command Sgt. Maj. Richard G. Thalman, Senior Enlisted Leader, Utah National Guard
- Col. Grant Fawcett, Commander, 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade
- Command Sgt. Maj. Paul A. Fedorisin, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade
- Col. Theophilus A. Dana Jr., Commander, 23rd Infantry Brigade, Armed Forces of Liberia
- Command Sgt. Maj. William Tabolo, Senior Enlisted Leader, 23rd Infantry Brigade, Armed Forces of Liberia
Plenary Session 5: Drivers of Stability
- Mr. Robert Scott, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
- Mr. Joseph Boinett, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya
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