Future trends in human smuggling and trafficking in Africa


Human smuggling and trafficking of persons are a major concern for Africa, with nearly all countries qualifying as source, transit, and/or destination countries. This lucrative criminal enterprise has debilitating consequences for the continent’s economy, development, security and human rights. Combating human smuggling and trafficking should be a priority for African states.

This seminar launches three new ENACT studies that cover trends in criminalisation and criminal justice responses across Africa, trafficking in persons in Kenya, and how mobile money enables or aggravates human smuggling and trafficking. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the problem and its solutions will also be considered.

Chairperson: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, Institute for Security Studies


Lucia Bird, Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime

Mohamed Daghar, Researcher, Institute for Security Studies

John Patrick Broome, Regional Crime Analyst for East Africa, INTERPOL


Martin Ewi, Phone: +27 760 791 075, Email: mewi@issafrica.org 

Photo © Olivia Headon/IOM

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