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29 August 2023 |
Ryan Winch

Ryan Winch is the Programme Manager for the Transnational Crime and Technology Team at the RSO. Joining the RSO in October 2022, Ryan leads the Transnational Crime and Technology Team with a primary focus on combating trafficking in persons and people smuggling facilitated by emerging technologies, as well as how the potential of new technologies can be best harnessed to counter trafficking in persons, people smuggling and transnational crime.

Prior to his role at the RSO, Ryan served as a Security Sector Reform Officer with MINUSCA, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic as well as as a Programme Coordinator with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Myanmar. Ryan has also worked with UNODC’s Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, CIVICUS, Open Development Thailand, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

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