Established good practices to engage Civil Society Organizations in crime prevention and education as enabler for civil society engagement
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
17:00 - 18:30
Criminal groups have become more agile and adaptive to challenging environments such as COVID-19, heightened insecurities in fragile countries, and increased inequalities in many societies around the world. This reality demonstrates that no country can address crime without active involvement of civil society and other stakeholders such as educators and the private sector. Avenues through which stakeholders can engage include the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its Review Mechanism, and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The session looked at the good practices in engaging civil society in crime prevention in the context of SDG16, the benefits, the challenges, and what more can be done to ensure a whole-of-society approach to crime prevention. Furthermore, the session will focus on how education can help in strengthening the role of civil society, and why it is important to include all sectors of society in countering crime through a comprehensive approach.
Programme Officer, UNODC
Billy is Programme Officer at UNODC responsible for the Civil Society Unit’s work on transnational organized crime. Before joining UNODC, Billy founded several civil society initiatives, including the United for Education and Sustainable Futures whose flagship project is Youth Education Ambassadors, the Regional Academy on the United Nations, and the International Security and Conflict Analysis Network. He is a visiting lecturer of international conflicts and development and a certified trainer in international security. In his spare time, Billy works to educate and empower young people and advocates for better human rights, equitable development, and awareness about sustainable development.
https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/ngos/cst.html | @BBatware
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Rapha International
Stephanie Freed co-founded Rapha International in 2003 after she was challenged to research the issue of human trafficking. Beginning with one aftercare program for under age female survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cambodia, Rapha now serves children in Thailand and Haiti as well. Stephanie is a firm believer in quality programming and collaboration, which allows Rapha to enjoy the cooperation and respect of the governments where they are working. Stephanie is an activist in empowering girls who have faced extreme trauma to understand their great worth and value and ultimately to live in sustainable freedom.
www.rapha.org | @RaphaIntl
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL)
Barbara is a youth activist working with Uganda Youth Development Link as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. She is deeply concerned about youth empowerment and is committed to creating a safer and more peaceful environment for people dwelling in urban settlements of Kampala, Uganda. As a Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholar, she has presented her interest towards SDG 16: Peace, Justice and strong Institutions through building the resilience of vulnerable slum youth against engaging in acts of violence and crime through improving their livelihoods. Barbara aspires to become a peace diplomat representing the Republic of Uganda and interests of developing countries.
www.uydel.org | @rileyA82061285
Luis Eduardo Zavala de Alba
Director and Founder of Casa Monarca, Humanitarian Aid for Migrants
Luis is the Director and Founder of “Casa Monarca”, Humanitarian Aid for Migrants based in Monterrey, México. It supports refugees and IDPs and runs a migrant shelter. He is Visiting Scholar at University of Essex and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Senior Executive Officer for Local and State Officials Program, and Leadership and Development at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Currently Luis is Visiting Professor at Yale University and Academic Advisor and Consultant for many Human Rights Organizations among them “Community of Democracies”.
www.casamonarca.org.mx | @casamonarcasc
Sarah A. Simons
SIRC - Nippon Foundation Research Associate; Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom and World Society of Victimology
Sarah is member of World Society of Victimology Executive Committee, SIRC–Nippon, Research Associate of Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC) and Chairperson All Africa Criminal Justice Society. A Crime analyst, victimologist, researcher, trainer and crime prevention strategist in East Africa include: UN Global Initiative Against Human Trafficking Project assessing progress in implementing Palermo Protocol in 13 countries; Drafted Action Plan to Prevent and Combat HT; Recent Nippon Foundation funded research analysed E. Africa maritime piracy showcasing impact of international organised crimes impacts within the global political economy. These projects illustrate efforts to disrupt organised crime networks through whole-of-society approach.
2nd Secretary, United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE)
Dave Coughran covers the crime portfolio for the U.N. Affairs section to UNVIE. Prior to joining the State Department, he was a commissioned military officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He would go on to serve as a detachment commander in the U.S. Special Forces. Following military service, Dave worked as a workforce strategist and econometrician for the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Dave is an Arabic speaker with a special policy focus on the Middle East.
Anna Alvazzi del Frate
Chair, Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Anna Alvazzi del Frate is an independent expert, now Chair of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna. Between 2016 and 2019 she was the Director of Programmes of the Small Arms Survey in Geneva. She previously worked for UNODC and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. Her career has focused on applied research for evidence-based policymaking through quantitative and qualitative studies on violence – in particular, violence related to firearms – and its prevention, monitoring, and evaluation, with particular attention to gender-related aspects.
https://crimealliance.org/ | @CpcjA