InSight Crime continues to strengthen its collaboration with academic institutions around the region. One of our longest-standing partnerships is with Bogotá-based Universidad del Rosario on the Colombian Organized Crime Observatory, which just released a comprehensive report on child recruitment by armed groups.
We’ve also long partnered with the Tecnológico de Monterrey, one of Mexico’s top universities. The latest phase of this partnership is a five-week course, where Colombia investigator Sara Garcia and Mexico project director Victoria Dittmar are holding workshops with students, looking to understand our methodologies and how we conduct field investigations.
Both projects contribute to InSight Crime’s mission of not only interacting with leading academics, but with the students who will form the next generation of organized crime investigators and civil society leaders.