Lyes Tagziria

Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime Senior Analyst in the Observatory of Illicit Economies in West Africa, GI-TOC

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Lyes is a Senior Analyst at the GI-TOC, working in the Observatory of Illicit Economies in West Africa since October 2021. Since joining the West Africa observatory, Lyes has co-led the illicit hub mapping initiative which seeks to identify major hubs of illicit economies across the region, due to be published in September 2022. He is also the editor of the Observatory’s Risk Bulletin, a quarterly publication which analyzes trends, developments and insights into the relationship between criminal economies and instability across wider West Africa and the Sahel.

Lyes joined the GI-TOC in September 2017 as a Research Assistant. Before joining the West Africa team, Lyes was a senior member of the Organized Crime Index team. He is also co-author of the 2019 Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Index, as well as curator of the GI-TOC’s #CovidCrimeWatch newsletters, which explored existing and emerging interactions between COVID-19 and the illicit economy around the globe.

Lyes has a BA in Politics and Economics from Newcastle University and a MSc in Security Studies from University College London (UCL). Holding dual British-Algerian nationality and having grown up in Italy, Lyes is fluent in English, French and Italian. His Spanish is a work in progress.

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Taking the measure of crime: The 2021 Global Organized Crime Index

01 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Antônio Sampaio Kosyo Ivanov Laura Adal Lyes Tagziria

Conflict, illicit economies, and community resilience

13 October 2022, 02:30 PM
Mariana Botero Restrepo Americo Maluana Lyes Tagziria Summer Walker Guillermo Vazquez del Mercado Kingsley Madueke

The intersection between illicit economies and instability in West Africa

13 October 2022, 05:30 PM
Freedom Onuoha Mouhamadou Kane Eleanor Beevor Lyes Tagziria Kingsley Madueke

Nuancing the conflict/crime nexus: Illicit Economies that fuel conflict in West Africa

18 October 2023, 08:30 PM
Lyes Tagziria El Hadj Djitteye Gideon Ofosu-Peasah Rumbi Matamba