On February 15th 2022, Prof Maritza Paredes will present reserach findings from our GCRF ‘Drugs and Development in the Andes’ project alongside colleagues working on Mexico and South Africa.

The drugs and (dis)order conference runs from the 14th-16th February 2022 and will analyse the role of illicit drug economies in conflict-affected borderlands, and debate policy and practice at the interface of illicit drugs, development and peace-building.  For more information about the event and to register click here.

Drugs and (dis)order conference outline. 

By 2030, more than 50% of the world’s poor will live in fragile and conflict-affected states, and illicit drugs in borderland regions are part of the DNA of many of today’s armed conflicts.

The Drugs & (dis)order conference brings together academics and policy stakeholders from government, civil society and international organisations to: take stock of current research evidence and policy debates on drugs, development, and peacebuilding; learn about and discuss findings from fieldwork in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar; and reflect on opportunities for using research to engage with and influence policy agendas around illicit drugs.

The conference marks the end of the four-year Drugs & (dis)order research project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Download conference agenda and list of speakers