Speakers / Panelists

Lead Speaker

Christian Bueger

Professor of International Relations

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is also honorary professor at the University of Seychelles, a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch and one of the Directors of the SafeSeas network of academic institutions working on maritime security.


Dr. Raymond Gilpin

Dean of Academic Affairs
Africa Centre for Strategic Studies

Dr. Edwin Egede

Reader (Associate Professor) International Law & International Relations
Cardiff University School of Law & Politics

Rear Admiral Osinowo

Rep. Nigerian Navy

Adekola Oyenuga

AO Blue Economy & Energy Consulting (AOBEEC)

Ambassador Hadiza Mustapha

Advisor Peace, Security and Governance to Chairperson African Union Commission