Thematic Lead on Environmental Crime, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
About this speaker
Simone Haysom is a Thematic Lead who works across the organisation on environmental crime, advising, conducting and leading research projects and advocating externally for effective responses. She leads the work of the Market Monitoring and Friction Unit, which uses digital technology, including machine-learning enabled processes, to understand and respond to illegal online marketing of wildlife products.
With a background working on drug trafficking and conflict-induced urban displacement, she has over a decade of experience conducting qualitative fieldwork in challenging environments and analysing how urban development, corruption and organised crime evolve and intersect.