Enhancing Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons in Eastern Africa


About the Project

Within the framework of the U.S.-funded project “Enhancing Effective and Victim-Centred Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons in Eastern Africa,” otherwise known as JTIP EA, UNODC is currently implementing activities across13 Eastern Africa Member States with the objective of enhancing effective and victim-centred criminal justice responses to TIP through enhanced regional-ordination, strengthened Anti-TIP legislation and the setup of a regional plan of action. The project is being implemented within the framework of the theUNODC Programme for Eastern Africa – Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa (2016-2022) and its regional Countering TransnationalOrganized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programmes.

Project Outputs

The project concentrates on providing technical assistance, capacity building and operational guidance to law practitioners and law enforcement to effectively respond to Trafficking in Persons incl. I) Strengthening national Anti-TIP legislation in line with UNTOC and the supplementary TIP Protocol and national policies and; II) Establishing a Regional Plan of Action for Member States to strengthen regional cooperation.

Project Facts

  • Countries Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda
  • Volume $ USD 1,000,000.00
  • Duration 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2023 (46 months)
  • Donor U.S. Department of State - Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)



U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons 


For more information

Kindly reach out to unodc-easternafrica@un.org