31 Oct 2018
Not above the law?
Consultant and Director, Informed Solutions to Economic Crime in Africa (ISECA)
Charles Togarepi Goredema is the founding Director of Informed Solutions to Economic Crime in Africa, a consultancy which collects, collates and analyses information relevant to mitigating the incidence and impact of cross border economic crime in Africa. He led a team which conducted research into, and provided capacity support to combat organised crime in Africa while he was with the Institute for Security Studies. His work then covered southern Africa, but has since extended beyond the sub-region to track the major routes and trends of illicit asset transfers affecting African economies.
His recent research has focused on the implications of globalisation for trends of cross-border economic crime, and on the intersections between urbanisation and criminal governance. His work touches on the impact of trans-national crime on effective public resource mobilisation through taxation. Charles has assisted international institutions such as the African Development Bank, the African Legal Support Facility and the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) to develop (or monitor the implementation of) strategic plans targeting illicit financial flows.
Charles is a lawyer by profession, holding qualifications from the University of Zimbabwe and the University of London.
Professor, University of Birmingham & DFID
Executive Director, Conflict Awareness Project
High Commissioner of Botswana to Zimbabwe
Director of the North Africa and Sahel Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Fact-checker and journalist
Executive Director, TRAFFIC
Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England
Lecturer, Macquarie University
Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University
Director of Analysis, CINTOC
Lecturer (Teaching) for Latin America and The Caribbean, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science