STREAM: Illicit financial flows and Africa’s development

STREAM: Illicit financial flows and Africa’s development

This stream will explore the impacts on illicit financial flows from Africa on the development of Africa. Amongst other themes in this stream, the stream will engage with the impact of illicit  financial flows on the realisation of human rights in Africa; wether Africa should deal with financial duplicity for its development or rely on development assistance/aid, the role of international cooperation in addressing illicit flows from Africa, weather Africa can achieve the SDGs amidst  illicit financial flows, the effectiveness of global/regional instrument in dealing with illicit financial flows from Africa and the developing world in general. In addition  illicit financial flows from Africa and its impact on African people; how can this illicit financial flows be addressed with the  law as well by tapping into the local cultures.

Confirmed Panels

Illicit FINANCIAL Flow 1

  • The Civil Society and the fight against IFFs in Africa: The case study of OUTA and the “State Capture” in South Africa., Séverin, Marianne, (« Les Afriques dans le Monde » (LAM)/Sciences Po Bordeaux, PESSAC, France)
  • Implications of Illicit Financial Flows for Africa’s Development: The case of Southern Africa, Gumede, Vusi, (Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Illicit financial flows and the realization of the right to development in Africa, Djoyou Kamga, Serges,(The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)
  • International Payment and Funds Transfer, and the Measures to Stop Financial Crime – Special Focus on Africa, Marxen, Karl, (Ostfalia University of Applied Science (Germany) and University of Johannesburg (Visiting Researcher)
  • Illicit Land Trade in Economic Community of West African State, (ECOWAS) Sub-Region, 1976-2014., Nkanga, Nseobong, Ekong,(Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano., Kano, Nigeria)

Illicit FINANCIAL Flow 2

  • International Financial Flows and the Place of Transformational Leadership, Ndumo, Alfred, Muteru, (King’s College London, London, United Kingdom) and Gugu, Wairu, Kinyori, (Oxfam (Kenya), Nairobi, Kenya)
  • The Effects of Illicit Financial Flows on Security and Democratic Governance in Africa, Adegoke, Niyi, T, (Department of Criminology and Security Studies, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria)
  • Institutional and Public Policy Responses to IFF in the mining industry of Southern African States: Namibia and South Africa, Pooe, T.K., (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa)
  • Combating Illicit Financial Flows From Africa’s Extractive Industries And Implications For Good Governance: A Multi-Country Study Of Angola, Dr Congo And Nigeria, Igbatayo, Samuel, Aderemi, (Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria)
  • Illicit Land Trade in Economic Community of West African State, (ECOWAS) Sub-Region, 1976-2014, Nkanga, Nseobong, Ekong (Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano., Kano, Nigeria)
  • Evaluating the Causal Relationship Between International Development Technical Assistance and Illicit Financial Outflows from Africa: Lessons from South Africa, Wandwasi, Peter (The International Centre for Evaluation and Development, Nairobi, Kenya)

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