By the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC)
Africa and the Global Illicit Economy brings you stories and investigations based on the extensive research networks at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. We'll be looking at corruption, illicit financial flows, gangs, the role of foreign corporations, the political economy of crime, and the enabling environment that has made Africa vulnerable to the growth of organized crime. Drawing on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime's civil society observatories for North, South, East and West Africa to get a feel for how organized crime is impacting some of the world and the continent’s emergency trends and contemporary events.
The Drugs and Development Hub is an initiative that brings together researchers, academics, policymakers and people affected by drug economies to discuss new approaches to drug policy. The ultimate goal is to shift mindsets towards more socially conscious and public-health oriented approach. This is the second episode covering the DDH. In this podcast Lindy sits down with a range of regional experts to discuss the issues. Presenter:
- Lindy Mtongana
- Deborah Alimi, Independent Researcher on Drug Policy at Sorbonne University;
- Chinwike Okerere, the Founder and CEO of the African Law Foundation in Nigeria
- Maria-Goretti Ane, International Drug Policy Consortium in Accra, Ghana.
- Monique Marks, the Head of the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa.