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Drugs and Development Hub Regional Conversation
Episode 3330th May 2022 • Africa and the Global Illicit Economy • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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The Drugs and Development Hub is an initiative that brings together researchers, academics, policymakers and people affected by drug economies to discuss new approaches to drug policy. The ultimate goal is to shift mindsets towards more socially conscious and public-health oriented approach.

This is the second episode covering the DDH. In this podcast Lindy sits down with a range of regional experts to discuss the issues.

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Presenter: Lindy Mtongana


Deborah Alimi, Independent Researcher on Drug Policy at Sorbonne University;

Chinwike Okerere, the Founder and CEO of the African Law Foundation in Nigeria

Maria-Goretti Ane, International Drug Policy Consortium in Accra, Ghana.

Monique Marks, the Head of the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

Additional Reading:

A Synthetic Age: The Evolution of Methamphetamine Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drug markets in eastern and southern Africa: An overview of the current illicit drug economies and recent developments, drawing from the Global Initiative's ongoing studies in the country.

A Shallow Flood: The Diffusion of Heroin in Eastern and Southern Africa

A rising tide: Trends in production, trafficking and consumption of drugs in North Africa

West Africa's Cocaine Corridor: Building a subregional response

Global Organized Crime Index