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
Yann Le Cloarec, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, INTERPOL, Abidjan
Baltazard Cesaire, Head, INTERPOL Criminal Analytical Unit, the Congo
Mouhamadou Kane, Research Consultant, ISS Dakar