Tackling complexities of child trafficking in Central and West Africa


Side event at the 30th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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

Simultaneous French and English translation will be available.

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

Opening Remarks: Lada Parizkova, Programme Officer, European Commission, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments


Mouhamadou Kane, Research Consultant, ISS Dakar

Yann Le Cloarec, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, INTERPOL, Abidjan

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

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