Date: 17 Mar 2022
Time: 10:00 to 18:00 (GMT+2)
Venue: Online via Zoom, registration required & in person Abuja, Nigeria by invitation only
his meeting will bring together experts and practitioners from countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss organised crime. Participants will examine emerging trends in West Africa, current national and regional responses, and opportunities for new entry points and interventions.
The one-day dialogue is part of the Organised Crime: West African Response to trafficking (OCWAR-T) project. OCWAR-T is an ECOWAS project commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union (EU), and coordinated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Chairperson: General Francis Behanzin, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security
H.E. Birgitt Ory, Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria (TBC)
Clément Boutillier, Head of the Democracy, Governance and Migration Section of the EU Delegation Abuja, Nigeria
Dr Cyriaque P Agnekethom, Director, ECOWAS Peacekeeping and Regional Security Directorate
Jan Muegge, Head of Components 1 and 4, OCWAR-T Project, GIZ
Dr Idayat Hassan, Executive Director, Centre for Democracy and Development - West Africa, Nigeria
Allan Ngari, Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator for West Africa, ENACT, ISS
Lucia Bird, Director, West Africa Observatory, GI-TOC
Lyes Tagziria, Senior Analyst, GI-TOC
Dr Christian Ani, Phone: +2349034438616, Email: email@example.com