The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Jacob Sims

Senior Technical Advisor, Forced Criminality at International Justice Mission

Jacob Sims has led various efforts to combat human rights, transnational crime, and development challenges for nearly 15 years. He currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor for International Justice Mission (IJM) where he spearheads a global strategy to combat the epidemic of forced criminality which has metastasized in governance-poor environments across continental Southeast Asia. In his previous role as IJM’s Cambodia Country Director, Jacob’s team mounted one of the earliest formal programmatic responses to reports of human trafficking within scamming compounds. In recent months, analysis from Jacob has featured in reports from UNOHCHR, UNODC, US Department of State, The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, LA Times, Al Jazeera, VICE World News, Sydney Morning Herald, and many others. Jacob previously directed international development policy research and taught courses at the College of William & Mary, led humanitarian programs in northern Myanmar, and co-founded a social justice organization in eastern Uganda.

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