Tuesday Reitano is Deputy Director the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (www.globalinitiative.net) and a senior advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, where coordinates research for five organized crime observatories in Africa.
Tuesday was formerly the director of CT MORSE, an independent policy and monitoring unit for the EU’s programmes in counter-terrorism, and for 12 years was a policy specialist in the UN System, including with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Development Group (UNDG) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Tuesday is an expert on fragile states and development working both with states, civil society and at the community level to strengthen resilience to transnational threats, promote sustainable development and the rule of law. Tuesday has authored a number of policy orientated and academic reports with leading institutions such as the UN, World Bank and OECD on topics ranging from organized crime’s evolution and impact in Africa, on human smuggling, illicit financial flows, and the nexus between crime, terrorism, security and development.
Tuesday is the lead author of the 2018 OECD flagship publication: Illicit Financial Flows: Criminal Economies in West Africa, the co-author of Migrant, Refugee; Smuggler, Saviour, a book published in 2016 by Hurst on the role of smugglers in Europe’s migration crisis, and the lead editor of War on Crime: Militarized Responses to Organised Crime, a book published by Palgrave McMillan in 2017.
She holds three Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA) and an MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development (MSc). Tuesday is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with her family.