Ekaterina Golovko is a Research Fellow with Clingendael's Conflict Research Unit. She works on migration, organised crime and security in West Africa and the Sahel. She has previously worked with humanitarian and development organisations in West Africa mainly conducting research and analysis projects on smuggling of migrants, migration governance, human rights of migrants and drug trafficking. She has experience conducting fieldwork and data collection in different settings with a large variety of local national and international actors. She is based in Dakar, Senegal.