03 Dec 2020
Trafficking Malagasy Tortoises
Senior Analyst, GI-TOC | Managing Director, Conservation Synergies
Alastair has more than 25 years’ of experience implementing and leading field-conservation programs in the Horn of Africa, east and southern Africa. This includes designing, establishing and leading protected area support projects and multi-project country programs in Ethiopia and Mozambique, and supporting and/or overseeing similar programs in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Madagascar.
Latterly his work included supporting Governments, NGOs and other partners to build capacity to tackle wildlife crime through targeted investigations into transnational networks, establishing wildlife crime units, developing and strengthening policy, legislation, operational frameworks and strategies, and better understanding the drivers of wildlife crime. He is also involved in an innovative approach to tackling corruption in wildlife crime.
As a Senior Analyst with the GI-TOC, Alastair is leading a project on convergence between wildlife trafficking and other illicit flows in southern and East Africa, he conducts research into illicit trafficking on the Swahili Coast (Mozambique, Tanzania, the Comoros and Madagascar, amongst others), and he helps to coordinate work in northern Mozambique.
Director, Policy & Research, GIABA
Office Director, Anti-Crime Program Office, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Professor of Criminology, University of Jos, JOS, Nigeria
Head of Office at the United Nations and Member at the United Nations University and Editorial Committee at the Journal of International Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Consultant
Head of National Central Bureau (Benin), Interpol
Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ
Senior Advisor, Countering Violent Extremism, US Agency for International Development
Law Enforcement and Organized Crime Consultant
Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Research Associate, Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.
PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Director of the North Africa and Sahel Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime