Eleanor Beevor Antônio Sampaio Bobbo Moussa Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Conflict economies and urban systems in the Lake Chad Region

A Talk by Lawan Danjuma Adamu , Antônio Sampaio , Bobbo Moussa and Dr Eleanor Beevor

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.

15 November 2022, 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

About The Speakers

Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, GI-TOC

Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Antônio Sampaio

Antônio Sampaio

GITOC, Senior Analyst

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Bobbo Moussa

Bobbo Moussa


Eleanor Beevor

Dr Eleanor Beevor

Senior Analyst, GI-TOC