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We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Celia Medrano

Celia Medrano

Laura Adal

Laura Adal

Director, Global Organized Crime Index, GI-TOC

Peter Aitsi MBE

Peter Aitsi MBE

Board Chair, Transparency International Papua New Guinea

Daniel A. Amankwaah

Daniel A. Amankwaah

Principal Programme Officer & Project Coordinator, Drug Prevention & Control, ECOWAS Commission

Lucia Bird

Lucia Bird

Director of the West Africa Observatory, GI-TOC

Shirleen Chin

Shirleen Chin

Managing Director, Green Transparency

Lucia Dammert

Lucia Dammert

Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti

Director, Mayak Intelligence

Oumarou Paul Koalaga

Oumarou Paul Koalaga

Founder and Executive Director, Institut de Stratégie et de Relations Internationales (ISRI)

Lindy Mtongana

Lindy Mtongana

Vanja Petrovic

Vanja Petrovic

GI - TOC

Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Deputy Director, GI-TOC

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Heike Thiele

Heike Thiele

Griselda Triana

Griselda Triana

Huib van Westen

Huib van Westen

Senior Inspector, Human Environment and Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Prof. Federico Varese

Prof. Federico Varese

University of Oxford

Yeo Bee Yin

Yeo Bee Yin

Former Minister of Environment of Malaysia

William Assanvo

William Assanvo

Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Virginia Comolli

Virginia Comolli

Head of Pacific Programme, GI-TOC

Ioana Cotutiu

Ioana Cotutiu

Project Coordinator, UNODC Unwaste

Ruggero Scaturro

Ruggero Scaturro

Dr Yuliya Zabyelina

Dr Yuliya Zabyelina

The University of Alabama

Nicolás Zevallos Trigoso

Nicolás Zevallos Trigoso

Director, Instituto de Criminología y Estudios sobre la Violencia

Kristina Amerhauser

Kristina Amerhauser

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Talks

Plastic for profit: Tracing illicit plastic waste flows, supply chains and actors

23 November 2021, 09:00 AM
Virginia Comolli Louise Taylor Yuyun Ismawati Willie Wilson

Soldiers of Fortune: The future of Chadian fighters after the Libyan ceasefire

08 December 2021, 10:00 AM
Alexandre Bish Alice Fereday Jalel Harchaoui

An Iranian Fingerprint?: The illicit arms trade and spillover of the Yemen conflict into the Horn of Africa

09 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Wolf-Christian Paes Jay Bahadur Lindy Mtongana Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen

Organized crime and instability: Mapping illicit hubs in West Africa

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

Online Markets for Pangolin-Derived Products

21 September 2022, 10:00 AM
Théo Clément Ceres Kam Kristina Amerhauser Dan Challender

JNIM in Burkina Faso: A strategic criminal actor

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

Diálogos para la resiliencia en Latinoamérica y el Caribe 2022

25 October 2022, 03:00 PM
Celia Medrano Livia Wagner Nicolás Zevallos Trigoso Griselda Triana Guillermo Vazquez del Mercado Almada Lucia Dammert

Gold, conflict and criminality in West Africa

28 November 2022, 11:00 AM
Marcena Hunter Michel Yoboue Désiré NIKIEMA Kady Seguin Mouhamadou Kane

Exploring the maritime Balkan routes

13 December 2022, 02:00 PM
Anna Sergi Vanja Petrovic Ruggero Scaturro Saša Đorđević

The evolving dynamics of cattle rustling and instability in Nigeria

07 February 2023, 09:00 AM
Nengak Daniel Gondyi Manji Mangrock Lawan Danjuma Adamu Flore Berger Kingsley Madueke

Locked Horns – Cattle rustling and Mali’s war economy

16 May 2023, 02:00 PM
Kalidou Sidibé Kingsley Madueke Modibo Galy Cissé Flore Berger Mouhamadou Kane

Armed groups and conflict economies in the national parks in West Africa

11 July 2023, 01:00 PM
Abdel Aziz Mossi Eleanor Beevor Antônio Sampaio

Port in a storm: Organized crime in Odesa since the Russian invasion

05 September 2023, 07:00 PM
Fedir Sydoruk Tuesday Reitano Valerii Bolgan

The Launch of the Global Organized Crime Index 2023

26 September 2023, 02:00 PM
Mark Shaw Global Initiative Laura Adal Rumbi Matamba

North-Eastern Côte d’Ivoire: between illicit economies and violent extremism

04 October 2023, 02:00 PM
Flore Berger Mouhamadou Kane Parfait N'Goran William Assanvo Oumarou Paul Koalaga

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

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

Armed groups, vehicle trafficking, and (de)stabilizing local economies

10 October 2023, 02:00 PM
Edward Yogo Hamidou Diallo Eleanor Beevor Mouhamadou Kane

Illegal Waste Trade: What are we wasting our time on?

20 October 2023, 08:00 AM
Virginia Comolli Ioana Cotutiu Shirleen Chin Huib van Westen Yeo Bee Yin

Time of Troubles: The Russian underworld since the Ukraine invasion

18 December 2023, 03:00 PM
Mark Galeotti Yuliya Zabyelina Federico Varese Tuesday Reitano

Rising organized criminality in the Pacific islands – What drives it?

05 June 2024, 07:30 AM
Virginia Comolli Tamasailau (Sailau) Suaalii-Sauni Laura Adal Mark Shaw Peter Aitsi