Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA held a training on “Combating Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants” in Cairo from July 29 to August 2, 2018. The aim of the training is to build African capacities to address the challenges related to human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
Fifteen civilian, military and police personnel attended the training, representing Egypt, Burundi, Angola, Chad, Mozambique, Mauritania, Uganda, Namibia, Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire.
The training focuses on enhancing the participant's capacity to combat the crimes of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. It familiarizes them with the fundamental concepts of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, as well as the international and regional frameworks, including international conventions and protocols. Participants learn about the evolving nature of human trafficking, the scale of the problem in Africa, the prosecution and protection of victims processes, and experiences from other African States to strengthen participants’ investigation and case identification capabilities.
The training also allows an exchange of experiences where African capacities are able to identify and differentiate between victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, create preventive action plans, understand civilian, police, and military roles to tackle the issue, as well as emphasizing the role of technology to combat security matters and enable durable and sustainable solutions.
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”.