Support to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria (2015 - 2017)

The  'Support to the Fight against Trafficking in Persons in Nigeria' project supported by the Government of Japan and implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) commenced in May 2015 and ended in April 2017. The overall goal of the project was to strengthen the criminal justice response to trafficking in persons in Nigeria.

The project supported National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in strengthening its response through comprehensive capacity-building sessions for its investigators and prosecutors as well as to first line law enforcement responders who partner with NAPTIP. The project further created a pool of master trainers.

The first series of trainings focused on improving content knowledge of trafficking in persons while the second series provided training of trainers to create a pool of trainers. This approach was successful as subsequent trainings after the project no-cost extension was facilitated by already trained participants.

Main results achieved by the project included: