Lucia Bird

Director of the West Africa Observatory, GI-TOC Director of the West Africa Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Lucia's talk broadcasts 04 July 2024, 02:00 PM

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Lucia is the Director of the Observatory of Illicit Economies in West Africa at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Lucia has published extensively on a range of organized crime types, including human smuggling, human trafficking, drugs trafficking and cyber-crime, with a focus on dynamics in Africa. Prior to joining the organisation, Lucia worked as legal and policy adviser to the Planning and Development Department of the Punjab Government, Pakistan, and before that held the same role at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana. During this time Lucia was affiliated with Oxford Policy Management, a development consultancy headquartered in the UK. Prior to this Lucia worked as a corporate lawyer in London.

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Illicit economies, armed conflict and instability

22 March 2022, 02:00 PM
Heike Thiele Tjark Egenhoff Judith Vorrath Summer Walker Adam Day Alastair Nelson Mark Shaw Etannibi Alemika Lucia Bird Amado Philip de Andres Renata Segura Mathias Steinebach Borges Nhamirre Jean-Luc Lemahieu Gifty Mensah

Cambodia’s trafficked brides: The escalating phenomenon of forced marriage

11 May 2022, 10:00 AM
Lucia Bird Sean Sok Phay Chan Saron Thi Hoang Le Thi Hong Luong Vireak Chhun

Organized crime and instability: Mapping illicit hubs in West Africa

07 September 2022, 11:00 AM
Lucia Bird Heike Thiele Kingsley Madueke Lyes Tagziria Mouhamadou Kane

JNIM in Burkina Faso: A strategic criminal actor

22 September 2022, 02:30 PM
Désiré NIKIEMA Lucia Bird Eleanor Beevor Zakaria Soré

11th UNTOC COP Side Event: Mapping illicit hubs in West Africa

18 October 2022, 08:00 AM
Lucia Bird Lyes Tagziria Mouhamadou Kane Kingsley Madueke

Atlantic connections: The PCC and the Brazil-West Africa cocaine trade

05 October 2023, 02:00 PM
Lucia Bird Isabela Vianna Pinho Gabriel de Santis Feltran Daniel A. Amankwaah Mouhamadou Kane

“Via Mali, Morocco and the Canaries - shifts in routes and methods in human smuggling in West and North-West Africa”

12 December 2023, 02:00 PM
Tasnim Abderrahim Flore Berger Lucia Bird Harry Johnstone

Mapping synthetic drug markets in Africa: Enabling evidence-based responses

29 April 2024, 02:00 PM
Hanna Rozhkova Rumbi Matamba Maria Khoruk Ibrahim Kargbo Jason Eligh Mouhamadou Kane Phoenix Mohawk Kellye Patricia Neves Lucia Bird Gowmatee Madhubala Madhub-Dassyne

Sanctions on organized crime: Analyzing evolution and processes

14 May 2024, 02:00 PM
Rumbi Matamba Matt Herbert Lucia Bird

Sanctions on organized crime: A strategic framework for impact assessment

20 June 2024, 02:00 PM
Lucia Bird Matt Herbert Ana Paula Oliveira

Guinea Bissau: Assessing the impact of sanctions on illicit markets

04 July 2024, 02:00 PM
Lucia Bird Ana Paula Oliveira Hermenegildo Pereira