Side event, 33rd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Illegal firearms trade within Africa

New research in East, West and Central Africa outlines emerging practices in response to arms trafficking.

At this side event, data from the 2023 Africa Organised Crime Index will provide context for detailed insights into arms trafficking prevalence and vulnerabilities.

INTERPOL will share new research on firearms trafficking in West and Central Africa, and ongoing criminal intelligence analysis in Uganda. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) will present research findings from East Africa, specifically on the Karamoja cluster and the role of regional agreements in curbing firearms trafficking.

This event is co-hosted by the ISS, INTERPOL and Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC).

Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be provided.

Moderator: Anabella Corridoni, Analytical Coordinator, INTERPOL-ENACT, Lyon

Opening remarks: EU representative


  • Rumbi Matamba, GI-TOC East and Southern Africa Observatory, Harare
  • Jackeline Nyakaana, Head, Criminal Analytical Unit, Ugandan Police, Kampala
  • Elisabete Julio Domingues, Analyst, INTERPOL-ENACT, Nairobi
  • Dr Halkano Wario, ENACT East Africa Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator, ISS Nairobi
  • Dr Willis Okumu, ENACT Senior Researcher, ISS Nairobi
Development partners
ENACT is funded by the European Union. ENACT is implemented by the Institute for Security Studies and INTERPOL, in affiliation with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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