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Inaugural workshop on Regional Organised Crime Observatories: Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime (ENACT)

Author(s) : CIPC

 

As part of the ENACT project (Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime) funded by the European Union, ICPC was requested to support the creation and implementation of a network of five Regional Organised Crime Observatories (ROCO), located across Africa.

 

In order to launch the project, ICPC participated from July 3 to 6 2017 at the ROCOs inaugural workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. During this expert meeting, international experts on transnational organised crime gathered to reflect on the different approaches, opportunities and challenges that these observatories will encounter during their mandate. ICPC, which acted as an expert on observatories, intervened on several occasions including organizing and moderating a session on the challenges of data collection. During these interventions, Ariane de Palacio and Pier Alexandre Lemaire, the analysts engaged in this project, stressed the importance of ROCOs in producing and disseminating quality information in a transparent and independent manner while ensuring the inclusion of all relevant actors and contributing to the reinforcement of local capacities, data production processes, public policy frameworks and public debate on transnational organised crime.

 

This inaugural workshop is the starting point of a nearly three year project. ICPC is proud to have been a part of it and share its expertise. This meeting was also an opportunity for ICPC to explore and discuss future collaboration.