Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a training on “Combating Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants” from 2-6 September 2018. Sixteen civilian, military and police officials from Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Mauritania and Burundi attended the training.
The aim of the training is to improve African capacities in combating human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. It familiarizes participants with the fundamental concepts, root causes, and the scale of the problem in Africa. Participants learn about the international and regional frameworks including international conventions and protocols, prosecution and victims’ protection processes, as well as the importance of regional cooperation. Participants also exchange experiences on identifying victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants; creating preventive action plans; and understanding civilian, police, and military roles.
During the training, speakers from the Egyptian Ministries of Justice, Defense and Interior addressed the role of law enforcement agencies. The Egyptian experience in drafting national laws for combating human trafficking and smuggling of migrants was highlighted, together with Egypt’s experience with establishing the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP).
The training comes as part of the current UNDP project funded by the Government of Japan, “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa III - 2017-2018”.