Child trafficking in West and Central Africa: spotlight on response gaps

2021-04-28

Child trafficking is a booming illicit trade and a serious organised crime in many parts of the continent. In West and Central Africa, an array of social and economic factors contribute to the problem. Effective laws and policies, particularly for cross-border operations and responses in fragile and post-conflict settings, are also lacking.

This seminar will examine current child trafficking trends and drivers in West and Central Africa. Speakers will also consider national and regional prevention strategies.

Chairperson: Oluwole Ojewale, Central Africa Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator, ENACT, ISS Dakar

Opening remarks: Daria Fané, Head of Regional Team, EU Foreign Policy Instruments, West Africa & Lake Chad

Speakers:

Yann Le Cloarec, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, INTERPOL, Abidjan

Baltazard Cesaire, Head, INTERPOL Criminal Analytical Unit, the Congo

Mouhamadou Kane, Research Consultant, ISS Dakar

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