REGIONAL FORUM ON COMBATING WILDIFE CRIME
THEME: Strengthening Cross-border coordination, collaboration and cooperating in the fight against illegal wildlife trade and trafficking.
February 8 — 9, 2022,
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. East Africa Time each day, inclusive of 30 minutes for registration.
ABOUT THE FORUM
The Africa Regional Forum on Combating Wildlife Crime provides a unique platform for stakeholders from both source and transit African counties to engage in discourse to identify the critical barriers to coordination collaboration and cooperation in the counter wildlife crime sector.
The African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa (2015) encourages countries to harmonize ongoing continental efforts to catalyze result-oriented responses to illegal wildlife exploitation. At a higher level, the CITES Strategic Vision 2021-2030 underscores the importance of leveraging partnerships or alliances to achieve the vision of eliminating unauthorized trade of wildlife and halting biodiversity loss. However, weak coordination, collaboration, and cooperation among the key players and governments in the fight against wildlife crime have continued to hinder the achievement of the desired outcomes. Intrinsically, the continent and its resources continue to suffer at the hands of transnational criminal networks involved in international wildlife trafficking.
The forum will explore various case studies on cross-border cooperation to draw experiences in combating IWT and trafficking, highlighting opportunities, challenges, and gaps. Plenary discussions and breakout sessions will center on crafting practical solutions to the identified barriers.
The forum is organized by Uganda's Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the National Wildlife Crime Coordination Taskforce of Uganda.
REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUAL EVENT:
Registration link https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/yRd8CZ6y7QtQ2lRJtj_wFW
Requirements: Official institutional or company e-mail.
Deadline for registration: 31st January 2022.
This opportunity is only available to individuals not in security or law enforcement.