Conflict economies and urban systems in the Lake Chad Region

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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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Dr Eleanor Beevor

Senior Analyst, GI-TOC

Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Antônio Sampaio

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


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