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Day 1, Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Opening Introduction

Mr. Meshesha Belayneh
ICAO Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa


Session 1: ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications: Regulatory Framework
Moderator: Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO TAG/MRTD Expert, ISO, United States


  1. ICAO's Global Leadership in Setting MRTD Standards and Regulatory Framework
    Mr. Mauricio Siciliano, Technical Officer, ICAO MRTD Programme
  2. ICAO MRTD and eMRTD Standards and Specifications
    Mr. Tom Kinneging, Senior Expert Standardization, Morpho, Netherlands & Convenor of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17 Working Group 3
  3. New Document 9303 Developments and Latest Technical Reports
    Mr. Tom Kinneging

Sponsor Presentation: Trüb AG


Session 1: ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications (continued)

  1. Are you Ready for an ePassport? Will an ePassport Solve all your Challenges?
    Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO TAG/MRTD Expert, ISO, United States
  2. Production of MRTDs: Zimbabwe Situation
    Mr. Tobaiwa Mudede, Registrar-General and Mr. Henry Machiri, Computer Manager, Registrar-General's Office, Zimbabwe

Sponsor Presentation: HID Global


Session 1: ICAO MRTD Standards and Specifications (continued)

  1. African Union Commission Evaluation Missions: Findings and Efforts
    Mr. Jean Claude Rubagumya
    , Equipment Specialist (on behalf of the Deputy Director, African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism - ACSRT), African Union Commission
  2. Towards Machine-Readable Convention Travel Documents: Challengers and the Road Ahead
    Mr. Alexander Beck, Senior Legal Officer, Division of International Protection, UNHCR, Geneva
  3. Secure Identification, Secure Borders and Secure Skies: Exploring Pre-conditions for Sustainable Development in Africa
    Mr. Englebert Zoa Etundi, Representative of Cameroon on the Council of ICAO

Sponsor Presentation: IRIS Corporation Berhad


Day 2, Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Official Welcome: Welcoming Remarks 

  1. Hon. T. Mathuthu, Governor for Matabelel and North Region, Zimbabwe
  2. Hon. Nicholas T. Goche (MP), Minister of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development, Zimbabwe


Session 2: Travel Document Security and border Security:
Moderator: Mr. John Wycliffe Kabbs Twijuke, Representative of Uganda on the Council of ICAO

  1. INTERPOL's Efforts in Enhancing Border Security
    Mr. Cédric Morfin, Principal Assistant, Counterfeit Currency, Counterfeit and Security Documents Branch, INTERPOL
  2. ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) - An Overview and Benefits of Joining PKD
    Mr. Roman Vanek, PKD Board Chairman, Chief, Division Identity Documents and Special Tasks, Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland
  3. Enhancing Border Security through Data Sharing - Cases of ICAO PKD and eVisas
    Mr. R. Rajeshkumar, Chief Executive of Auctorizium Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Sponsor Presentation: De La Rue


Session 2: Travel Document Security and Border Security (continued)


  1. Joining the ICAO PKD: Taking full Advantage of Becoming an Active PKD Member
    Ms. Christiane DerMarkar, PKD Officer, ICAO
  2. MRTD and Advance Information Systems in Zimbabwe (part 1)
    Mr. Evans Siziba, Assistant Regional Immigration Officer and
    MRTD and Advance Information Systems in Zimbabwe (part 2)
    Mr. Norman Sanyanga, Aviation Security Manager, Civil Aviation Authority, Zimbabwe


Sponsor Presentation: Regula Baltija Ltd. 


Session 2: Travel Document Security and border Security (continued)

  1. Relevance of the MRTD Programme to UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) ICAO, Regional Seminar on MRTDs, Biometrics and Border Security
    United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism committee Directorate


Sponsor Presentation: Oberthur Technologies

  1. Introduction to Fraudulent Methods used in Travel, Identity and Visa Documents
    Ms. Helena Esteves, Inspector, Immigration Services, Document Analysis and Identification Department, Portugal
  2. Optimising Security and Facilitation in Border Controls: Exploring the Role and Potential of API/PNR
    Mr. Jean-Francois Huergo, Director Business Development, Government and Solution Line, SITA
  3. E-Visa – An Essential Component of Facilitation 
    Mr. R. Rajeshkumar, Chief Executive Auctorizium Ptd. Ltd., Singapore 


  1. Validating E-Passports at the Border: The Role of the PKD
    Mr. R. Rajeshkumar



Day 3, Thursday, 29 November 2012


Session 3: The Integrity of Passport Issuance Process: Using the ICAO Assessment Guide in Practice
Moderator: Mr. Barry Kefauver, ICAO TAG/MRTD Expert, ISO, United States


  1. ICAO Assessment Guide: Purpose, Structure and Methodology
    Mr. Robin Chalmers, Consultant, Travel Document and Secure Identity Specialist, United Kingdom
    1. Guide for Assessing Security of Handling and  Issuance of Travel Documents, Part 1, Best Practices, Jan 2010
    2. Assessment Guide, Part 2, Evaluation Tool, January 2010 (MS Excel)


Closing Remarks and Wrap-up



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