Welcome

U.S. Africa Command in partnership with the Armed Forces of Malawi are pleased to host the 2017 Africa Endeavor (AE). This year’s event will be held at the Umodzi Park Conference Center in Lilongwe, Malawi from August 21-25.

As described by U.S. AFRICOM, Africa Endeavor is a U.S. Africa Command sponsored training and information sharing effort to help develop African multi-national communication interoperability for African Union and United Nations mandated peacekeeping and disaster response in Africa.

This five-day symposium will feature keynote speakers, presentations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities focused on topics related to C4 Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP).

“This is more than just a Pan-African communications symposium of senior leaders,” said Steven Carter, African Endeavor Lead Planner for U.S. African Command. “The AE venue builds the next generation of signal leaders. The relationships made here are sustained over years and help build stronger bonds between countries who would otherwise not interact under any other conditions. This event is about bringing in African Partners, Western Partners, Interagency Partners, South American Partners, Regional Economic Communities, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the African Union and the United Nations together to improve communications capabilities across the Pan-African community, facilitate idea generation and build strong bonds across regional neighbors and troop contributing countries.”

Technologies of Interest:

  • C4 Capabilities and Overcoming Challenges
  • Energy and Batteries
  • Radios
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Information Sharing
  • Interoperability
  • Maritime Security
  • Expanding and Improving IT Infrastructure Capacity
  • Partnering Against Illicit Activities
  • Civil-Military Operations
  • Low Cost and Efficient Encryption Capabilities
  • Cyber (DCO)
  • Encrypted Communications
  • Network Defense