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 12 December 2023, 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
Adam Day Etannibi Alemika Borges Nhamirre Amado Philip de Andres Gifty Mensah Lucia Bird Jean-Luc Lemahieu Alastair Nelson Mark Shaw Tjark Egenhoff Renata Segura Heike Thiele Judith Vorrath Summer Walker Mathias Steinebach

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

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

Organized crime and instability: Mapping illicit hubs in West Africa

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

JNIM in Burkina Faso: A strategic criminal actor

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

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

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

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

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

“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 Lucia Bird Flore Berger