Paul Igbinere

Paul Igbinere

  • Executive Director
  • African Young People Support Centre

Paul Igbinere is the Executive Director of the African Young People Support Centre, and Chief Operations Officer, Hub and Locus Consulting with headquarters in Nigeria and Office in the United Kingdom specialised in Procurement, Logistics Management, Supply Chain and ICT. He is an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), with M.Sc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Certificates in Managing the Company of the Future from University of London – London Business School; Marketing in a Digital World from University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and a World Health Organisation trained PMTCT Counsellor.


  • Africa Workshop – Advancing Social Economic Cross-Border Relations Through Technology and Cooperation

    This Workshop, organized by the African Young People Support Centre (AYPSC) in collaboration with the African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation (ASCIF), is geared towards a comprehensive exploration of social-economic cross-border relations, Although a specific emphasis on the African continent, it covers examples from other continents. The event aims to unravel the intricate interplay between trade dominance, political mediation, and technological advancements, all pivotal in fostering cross-border coordination and cooperation.

    The examination of cross-border dynamics is a focal point, delving into the intricate dance between trade, politics, and institutions, including scrutinizing the correlation between trade dominance and the resulting economic interdependency that gives rise to cross-border linkages. Special attention will be given to investigating the role of local–central networks, involving government actors and other organizations, in mediating these complex processes.

    In the era of global digital transformation, the Workshop will address continental advancements in digital governance from a global perspective. It will emphasize the imperative of continental harmonization and the need for complementary global actions to influence norms on digital governance. The ‘digital agenda’ calls for not only national policy implementation but also high-level political investment at the continental level, coupled with global engagement on standard setting.

    The Workshop underscores the need for Africa to actively shape its role in global digital geopolitics. Insights shared during the event will focus on smart border technologies and their potential to revolutionize Africa’s infrastructure, whilst contributing significantly to securing peace and stability across the African continent, by efficiently connecting African capitals and socio-economic activities.

    Workshop Time
    Wednesday 24th April 2024 : 9.30am – 12:30pm
    Delegates of the World Border Security Congress are entitled to participate in this African Young People Support Centre (AYPSC) and African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation (ASCIF) Workshop.

  • IT/Tech at the Border as an Enabler/Threat – Cybercrime / AI

    The mandated use of API/PNR data will make travel much safer and ultimately easier. But, the more people and organisations that hold and share our personal data, the more vulnerable we all become to cyber-crime, both as individuals and as organisations. Systems using API/PNR data are and will be a target for cyber criminals. The more personal data we hold and the more we rely on data systems as enablers at the border, the more vulnerable we are malicious cyber-attacks, whether for financial gain such as ransomware attacks, identity fraud or simply to disruption of the regular flow of traffic at the border. Does this threat increase exponentially with the advent of AI or is AI the answer to protecting ourselves and our systems? Can AI be utilised to generated alerts, red flags on travellers?