ANEEJ Side Event on Utilisation of Asset Recovery for the realisation of SDGs at Abu Dhabi

Panelist

The panel discussion was aimed at promoting issues on dedicating the use of recovered assets for finance for development initiatives in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The event brought together a range of stakeholders involved in the asset recovery and return process to discuss how assets can be mobilised, support remediating victims of corruption - individuals in the victim state - to finance targeted development and poverty reduction projects in line with the needs and interests of the victims of corruption.

Panelist for the side event includes:

  1. Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute for Governance
  2. Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to Social Investment Programme, President Mohammed Buhari
  3. David Ugolor, Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ)
  4. Fatima Kanji, Research and Policy Manager, International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), Queen Mary University of London

Moderator: Gillian Dell, International Coordinator, UNCAC Coalition

Mrs. Maryam Uwais
Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme (NSIP) explaining the utilisation of Abacha loot for the victims of corruption through payment of 10,000 to the beneficiaries at the side event

 

Gretta Fanner
Ms. Grettta Fanner Managing Director, Basel Institute for Governance making her presentation on summary of report findings ‘New Working Paper: Recovering assets in support of the SDGs’ and key recommendations @ ANEEJ side event in Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Fatima Kanji
Fatima Kanji, Research and Policy Manager International State Crime International, Queen Mary University London delivering her paper on rights approach to asset return at ANEEJ side event in Abu Dhabi.