Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator, Central Africa, Institute for Security studies Ph.D Urban & Regional Planning
About this speaker
Oluwole Ojewale is the ENACT Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator at the Institute for Security Studies in Dakar, Senegal. He leads on improving the evidence-based knowledge and analysis on Transnational Organized Crime, and its impact on governance, development and state fragility in Central Africa. His research and policy interests span transnational organised crime, urban governance, security, conflict, and resilience in Africa. His ongoing studies focus on how urbanisation shapes transnational organized crime in Mali and Nigeria; arms trafficking in Cameroon; and illicit trading of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His recent publications focused oil smuggling and gas flaring in the Nigeria Delta. He co-authored Urbanization and Crime in Nigeria (Palgrave, 2019). His public policy and advocacy commentaries have been published in Harvard Bulletin, ISS Today, The Brookings Institution, The Africa Report, Africa at LSE, and The Conversation. He features frequently as a public affairs analyst on FRANCE24, BBC, Newzroom Afrika, News Central and CGTN.