According to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
In a bid to stem this heinous crime and to uphold the role of law, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with Zambia’s National Prosecution Authority (NPA) hosted a three-day workshop from 1st to 3rd December 2020, at Legacy Conference, Lusaka.
The facilitators were from Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, with the regional and local experts from Kenya and Zambia. The 48 participants were drawn from NPA prosecutors from Zambia’s 10 provinces.
The workshop was officially opened by Markus Green Esq., AGA-Africa Programme Board Member and graced by Fulata Lillian Shawa-Siyunyi SC, Director National Prosecution Authority (NPA).
The facilitators for the three day event were Justin McNabney Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Chief, Human Trafficking Response Unit, Manhattan, NY, Raffaela Belizaire, Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan, NY. Gina Nyampachila Nyalugwe, Deputy Chief State Advocate, National Prosecutions Authority, Central Province-Zambia, Charity Alisinda – Bauleni State Advocate, National Prosecution Authority Zambia, Boris Mulengu Senior Immigration Officer, Zambia Immigration Headquarters and Sophie Otiende Protection Practitioner.
The closing remarks were delivered by CSA, Khumbiza Mumba and AGA-Africa Programme, Zambia Country Advisor, Marise Haefner.