Ms. Camino Kavanagh is a Non-Resident Fellow at CIC. She is currently serving as Advisor to the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) and within that capacity, is series editor for a range of papers that have been commissioned by the WACD on drug trafficking and organized crime in West Africa.
Until recently, she headed up CIC's Statebuilding as Peacebuilding programme, focusing principally on UN policy and practice in the area of rule of law; and on the impact of organized crime and other transnational threats on governance, security and development. Prior to joining CIC she worked as Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), working principally on strategy and policy development, with significant focus on political institutions and processes. She has also worked in UN peacekeeping operations in Africa and Central America and has served as advisor to governments in Central America and Southeast Asia on justice and security reform processes. She consults regularly for UNODC and other international or government agencies.
Ms. Kavanagh is currently pursuing a PhD at the Dept. of War Studies at King's College London, whereher focus is on cyberspace and transformation in strategic affairs. She has also been nominated to the Board of a new Global Initiative Against Transitional Organized Crime.