KAMPALA – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have rolled out the training of trainers on the National Referral Guidelines (NRG) for management of victims of trafficking in Uganda.
More than 40 officials from various organizations in the central region attended the maiden training in Entebbe, covering topics such as identification, interviewing, handling and referral of Trafficking victims, and shelter management.
Organized by IOM and the Ministry, the training was supported by the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme.
BMM is funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and coordinated by the German Agency for International Technical Cooperation (Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit,GIZ)
The National Referral Guidelines (NRG) were developed under a process led by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with technical support from IOM and funding from BMM.
The main objective of this training is to strengthen first responders ‘capacity to identify victims of trafficking and offer them the necessary protection, and/or referral support, as per the new guidelines.
The BMM programme aims to enable countries and institutions to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, and address and reduce trafficking and smuggling of migrants in and from East and Horn of Africa region using a human rights-based approach.