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Cablegate: Angola: Project Proposal for G/Tip Funds

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STATE PASS TO G/TIP JSIGMAN

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TAGS: PGOV PBTS PHUM AO
SUBJECT: ANGOLA: PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR G/TIP FUNDS

REF: STATE 161287

1. (U) Embassy Luanda received and reviewed one
anti-trafficking project proposal in response to the
Department's invitation for project submission.

2. (U) Project summary:

a) Name of Applicant: International Organization for
Migration (IOM) Angola

b) Requested Funding: $350,000

c) Project Title: Prevent Trafficking in Persons in Angola

d) Project Duration: 18 Months

e) Project Abstract: This project is an extension of IOM's
successful Southern African Counter-Trafficking Assistance
Program (SACTAP) for Angola. In line with the United States
Trafficking in Persons Report for 2007, it aims to address
TIP though 1) training immigration officials in TIP
detection, response and victim's assistance, and 2) TIP
awareness training for teachers and school officials in
high-risk border areas. The project will train 150
immigration officials in train-the-trainer
counter-trafficking workshops, building on the experience of
similar workshops that have proven successful in four other
SADC countries. IOM's Counter-trafficking training is
currently limited to the capital province of Luanda; this
project would enable IOM to take trainings to the border
provinces, in many cases providing a first introduction to
TIP issues for immigration officials. In addition, the
project will train 150 teachers on TIP issues, training them
to spot high-risk populations, discourage high-risk behavior,
and encourage possible victims to seek assistance. Teachers
and immigration officials will also receive awareness
materials to distribute. The materials warn of the danger of
trafficking and provide information on where potential
victims can seek assistance.

Background: IOM Luanda has organized quarterly
Counter-Trafficking roundtables for representatives of
different Ministries (i.e. Ministry of Interior, Ministry of
Exterior, Ministry of the Family and the Promotion of Women,
National Institute for Children, Ministry of Assistance and
Social Reinsertion, Ministry of Education, Ministry of
Health, Ministry of Justice), local and international
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and International
Organizations (IOs) since August 2006. In 2008, IOM Angola
increased its efforts to train government officials on
trafficking-related issues. The Minister of Interior
requested training and briefings on TIP issues for his staff.
The Minister explained that most immigration officials do
not currently receive TIP training as part of their
law-enforcement training. End project abstract

3. Embassy Luanda supports this proposal and believes that it
builds on work, training and partnerships that IOM Angola has
already formed with the GRA. IOM Angola has strong
relationships with the government Ministries addressed by
this proposal and a proven track record of successful project
implementation in country. Post hopes that G/TIP will be
able to respond favorably to this proposal.
MOZENA

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