GLO.ACT Approach to Implementation - Page 2

CENTRAL TO THE APPROACH TAKEN BY THE GLO.ACT TEAM HAS BEEN A FOCUS ON: • Building a community of practice; both practitioner-to-practitioner and across countries and sectors of the response, from traditional criminal justice providers to new or relevant actors that ideally will be maintained once the project has concluded • Operational level impact – with the aim of providing operational support and input to ongoing TIP and SOM cases at - country, bilateral and regional levels - with a focus on mentorship - including joining partners such as INTERPOL in operations; this necessarily requires trust building to allow team members and in particular the Regional TIP/ SOM Adviser to advise on case files and/or facilitate cooperation between counterparts in different jurisdictions • Meaningful gender equality and human rights mainstreaming – beyond counting numbers to the finalization of a standard setting toolkit for the TIP and SOM field validated by policy setting and coordination bodies, targeted efforts to increase female professional representation and the development of a women’s network • Tracing illicit financial flows through research addressing a major gap in knowledge which will help tailor capacity building and operational efforts to target the illicit flows and ensure effective financial investigations are initiated • Increasing the quality rather than quantity of investigations/prosecutions, through promotion of coordinated and strategic approach to case and target selection, with the aim of holding accountable those most responsible for organized crime and illicit profit • Diversifying evidence base from one based solely on testimonial evidence to one that promotes financial/forensic and other corroborative lines of inquiry • Going local as much as possible – ensuring the project invests resources and training outside of the capitals and identifies feasible pilot areas, and privileges and fosters national expertise, including through mentorship • Addressing the policy and practical linkages between conflict and TIP/SOM, ensuring that conflict informed approaches are implemented and that they are harmonized with relevant humanitarian and human rights actors as well as international justice mechanisms • Promoting a holistic crime prevention approach in line with UNODC’s strategy as a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, and integrated endeavour • Seeking innovation – use of technology, magnifying impact by cooperating with strategic partners • Developing and implementing an exit and sustainability strategy from day 1 of implementation to ensure that gains and momentum achieved have a longer-term viability. This includes mainstreaming GLO.ACT activities in government processes and institutions