Conflict economies and urban systems in the Lake Chad Region
A Talk by Dr Eleanor Beevor , Lawan Danjuma Adamu , Bobbo Moussa and Antônio Sampaio
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About this Talk
This webinar will discuss the role of secondary and smaller urban areas in the conflict economies involving Islamist insurgencies in the Lake Chad Region.
West Africa faces a process of rapid urbanization, with small and medium communities mushrooming without a corresponding increase in security, leaving their enlarged populations vulnerable to predation by armed groups.
The webinar will present the findings from our latest research report on conflict economies in north-eastern Nigeria and northern Cameroon. The report highlights the illicit flows, looting and taxation practices along the region’s ‘urban systems’ – cities, towns, roads and food production infrastructure that have been severely hindered by armed groups.
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Lawan Danjuma Adamu
Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, GI-TOC
Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime