The fight against human trafficking requires the support of trained and efficient manpower with exceptional skill in research and monitoring and evaluation. This will enable institutions and organizations to be better positioned to give optimum result in addressing this heinous crime.
Under The Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria (A-TIPSOM), a project funded by European Union, the International Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) organized a 2-day capacity building workshop to enhance the competencies and research capability of the beneficiaries with regards to research development, analysis and reporting with a coordinated strategy on data sharing and management.
The training which held on 27th and 28th October, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo state was attended by 40 participants drawn from the Research Department of the project beneficiaries: National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and Network of CSOs Against Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) across the south-west region.
The training deepened the knowledge of officers on research development and reporting on issues of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. With this, the participants have the understanding on the application of analytical tools and software in statistical gathering and dissemination.