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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Friday, December 2 • 11:30 - 13:30
Shared Planet, Shared Responsibility: Creating Multi-stakeholder Alliances to Combat Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime

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If corruption is not addressed with new intensity, we will lose our wildlife, forests and fish. Corruption is an existential threat: it destroys our environment, robs states of development opportunities and undermines human rights. It occurs along the entire natural resource value chain, enabling illicit access to, extraction and trade of resources. Bribery, laundering of corrupt money and illicit financial flows (IFFs) exacerbate poverty and economic disparities, undermine resource management plans and legal trade regimes; IFF-recipient countries facilitate plundering of natural resources. Perpetrators of corruption often have impunity due to impenetrable financial structures and networks, political influence or lack of jurisdiction. The anti-corruption and conservation communities must join forces and move beyond standard ‘mainstreaming’ responses, to address normative practices facilitating natural resource-related corruption. This workshop, framed within the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, unites the conservation and anti-corruption movements, linking natural resource supply chains to the corruption and financial crime agendas. Focusing on wildlife trafficking, an expert panel will discuss critical challenges, drawing on successful initiatives in other natural resource supply chains and identifying potential contributions. The workshop is a rallying call to the anti-corruption movement to capitalize on advances and take this critical issue to the global community.


Juan Carlos Navarro

Chief Executive Officer of NSOLAR and former mayor of Panama City
Juan Carlos Navarro was the former Mayor of Panama City, originally elected for a five-year term (1999-2004) and re-elected in May 2004 (2004-2009). He was the youngest citizen ever elected to the Mayor’s office. He founded the National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON) in 1985, and was appointed by the President of Panama as the first Environmental Ambassador of his country to advise key officials on national... Read More →


Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Gail Lugten

Associate Dean in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania
Dr. Gail Lugten is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania.  From 2011 to 2014 she was employed as Regional Fisheries Body Liaison Officer for the UNFAO in Rome. In this capacity, she was the head of the FAO RFB Task Force and the Secretary of the Regional Fisheries Body Secretariats’ Network (RSN). She is the author of numerous academic papers and UNFAO reports and she has been a RFB consultant to PEW... Read More →

James Swenson

Head of Proposition, Risk Managed Services, Thomson Reuters
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Sebastian Wegner

Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform / Fisheries Transparency Initiative
Sebastian Wegner is a Senior Coordinator for Anti-Corruption and Good Governance projects at HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA. He is responsible for the Fisheries Transparency Initative for which the Platform is hosting the International Secretariate since May 2015. | Sebastian is an economist with several years of experience working in the areas of anti-corruption, corporate compliance, governance and transparency. He has special expertise in conceptualizing... Read More →

Candice Welsch

Chief, Implementation Support Section Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, UNODC
Candice Welsch is Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  She leads a team based in both Vienna and the field that is responsible for providing technical assistance to countries in preventing and combating corruption under the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Ms. Welsch previously held positions in the Justice Section and... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Rob Parry-Jones

Lead, Global Policy, Wildlife Crime, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Rob has over 20 years experience in wildlife trade issues, and has worked in East Asia, the Pacific and Europe. He currently leads the international Policy Pillar of WWF and TRAFFIC's wildlife crime initiative, about which further details are available on the website provided. Rob is interested in seeing the discourse on wildlife crime extend beyond iconic animals to be lodged within the broader theme of crimes that impact the environment... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30

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