Enhancing Security-Justice Coordination to Counter Transnational Organized Crime

Virtual Academic Program

October 19 – November 10, 2021

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Schedule
Syllabus
Biographies
Executive Summary from West/Southern Regional Program

Pre-Program Content

An Introduction to Coordination of Security and Justice Responses to Countering Transnational Organized Crime

Presented by:

Dr. Catherine Lena Kelly

Session 1  |  October 19, 2021

Building Resilience to Transnational Organized Crime through Security-Justice Coordination

Presented by:

  1. Mr. Martin Ewi
  1. Dr. Catherine Lena Kelly

Objectives:

  • Engage with a snapshot of what TOC actors, markets, and resilience look like, based on political economy approaches and the ENACT Organized Crime Index Africa 2019
  • Understand why and how security-justice coordination is an important element of African states’ resilience to TOC, as well as why coordination must be linked to a broader strategy of addressing the security, development, and governance factors driving TOC
  • Review the three strategic aspects of security-justice coordination that the seminar will cover: cross-border coordination, interagency coordination, and inclusive citizen and community approaches to coordination
Session 2  |  October 26, 2021

Fostering National-Level Interagency Coordination to Counter Transnational Organized Crime

Presented by:

  1. Ms. Samira Gaid
  1. Mr. Brice Severin Pongui

Objectives

  • Understand why national-level interagency coordination – both within and outside of the security sector– is important to countering TOC
  • Compare and contrast the perspectives of defense/security, intelligence, and justice actors on the benefits and limits of coordination to counter TOC
  • Identify key strategy, policy, and technical elements of interagency coordination that have an influence on African states’ resilience to multiple types of TOC
Session 3  |  November 2, 2021

Facilitating Security-Justice Coordination in Urban and Rural Areas

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Tarek Sharif
  1. Dr. Mutoy Mubiala
  1. Commander Abebe Muluneh

Objectives:

  • Understand why regional and cross-border coordination is important to countering TOC, and how it affects state resilience to TOC actors and markets in Eastern, Northern, and Central Africa
  • Assess the current strengths and weaknesses of such coordination, whether between neighboring countries or on the REC level, through engagement with examples of cross-border coordination
  • Identify key strategy, policy, and technical elements of cross-border coordination that have an influence on African states’ resilience to multiple types of TOC
Session 4  |  November 9, 2021

Making Coordination Inclusive of Citizens and Communities

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Martha Mutisi
  1. Mr. Raouf Farrah

Objectives:

  • Consider the security, development, and governance dimensions shaping how TOC affects citizens (including along the lines of gender, youth, and other relevant identity-based distinctions)
  • Analyze how community and citizen relationships with state security and justice officials affects their trust in these actors to implement coordinated counter TOC efforts locally
  • Analyze the preconditions that must be in place to make security-justice coordination effective, especially grassroots elements of rule of law that are frequently overlooked
  • Identify various community-based and people-centered coordination approaches to counter TOC from urban and rural areas