The African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development (African Center) in collaboration with the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) is set to hold a hybrid webinar on the theme “Exploring Africa’s Stolen Assets Recovery and Return Trajectory: Efforts to Achieve Agenda 2063 and UN SDG 16” on the 20th September 2023 by 10:00 am.
Africa has lost vital resources and opportunities for development through the illicit outflows of assets, due to corruption made possible by weak institutions and bad governance. One of the major objectives of the African Union Agenda 2063 and the UN SDG 16 is to address this menace through the recovery and return of stolen assets. As African member states continue to adopt concrete steps to recover stolen assets, it remains imperative to examine processes, track progress, and identify possible alternative practices.
The webinar aims to raise awareness regarding the progress made in the recovery of stolen assets in African countries and expand research into crucial issues related to the management of stolen assets for national and continental development. It also seeks to examine asset recovery and return practices in African countries towards achieving the Africa Union Agenda 2063 and UN SDG 16.
The speakers include Madam Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu; Fellow, Compliance Institute of Nigeria (CIN), (CAM) and Executive Director, African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development (Her short bio can be viewed here)
Prof. M.T. Ladan, Ph.D.; Hubert Humphery Fellow, USA and Director General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies(Detailed resume can be accessed here.
Other speakers include Prof. Dayo Ayoade, PhD; Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Mr. Edwin Harris; Director General, Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), Mr. Oliver Stolpe, Country Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Dr. Abdullah Ali-Nakyea, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Peter Gad, Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Rev. David Ugolor, Executive Director of African Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, Brig. Alice Mate, Director of Asset Recovery, Kenya and Prof. F. Nlerum, HOD, Commercial Law Department, NIALS.
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