UNODC conducts tailored training on human trafficking for trainers and lecturers of Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE)

UNODC in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Judiciary, National Prosecutions Authority and Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) has conducted a three-day training of trainers (ToT) workshop.

This activity was conducted under a two-year UNODC project implemented in partnership with the Government of Zambia and funded by the United Kingdom, "Strengthening a comprehensive response to trafficking in persons in Zambia".  

The meeting brought together twenty-five lecturers, trainers and personnel in charge of training and staff development from key criminal justice institutions and ZIALE. The Assistant Director (Administration) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Tembo Benard, and the Deputy Director of the Legal Aid board of Advocates of the High Court of Zambia and Honourable Magistrates, Mr. Muzenga Kelvin, participated in the workshop.

The workshop trained lecturers who will teach human trafficking courses at ZIALE and constitute a technical working group on the development of a sustainable capacity building programme at ZIALE. The workshop resulted in the approval of a road map for the curriculum development process.

This training workshop followed up to a consultative meeting held on 17th of February 2020 between ZIALE and stakeholders with support from UNODC, in which ZIALE committed to introducing professional courses on human trafficking as part of ZIALE’s training curricula. 

This activity contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on the strengthening of peace, justice and strong institutions.