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Cablegate: Solicitation for G/Tip-Managed Fy 2008 Esf and Incle

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P 251300Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY NAIROBI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5218

UNCLAS NAIROBI 000812

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR AF/E, AF/RSA, AND AF/EPS
DEPT FOR G/TIP SIGMON AND YOUSEY

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM ELAB KE
SUBJECT: SOLICITATION FOR G/TIP-MANAGED FY 2008 ESF AND INCLE
PROJECT FUNDS

REF: 2007 STATE 161287

1. Embassy Nairobi regrets the delay in submission of project
nominations for G/TIP-managed FY 2008 ESF and INCLE project funds,
but is pleased to nominate the following three projects in priority
order.

Ripe For Harvest
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2. (a) Ripe For Harvest
(b) $249,989
(c) Production of Music Video and Multi-Media Anti-Trafficking
Campaign
(d) Nine months
(e) Abstract

Ripe for Harvest Inc. (RFH) in close collaboration with renowned
East African musicians proposes a nine (9) ABA-ROLI AFRICA month
proposal to raise awareness on TiP in Kenya through the production
and dissemination of a TiP music video.

Kenya is a source, transit, and destination country for trafficked
children, women and men and has been rated in the Tier 2 watch list
for two consecutive years by the US government. RFH's proposed
intervention is a critical element in combating Trafficking in
Persons (TiP) in Kenya through enhancing knowledge amongst the
public on TiP so as to reduce vulnerability and eventually the
number of persons being trafficked.

RFH intends to develop a TiP music video from the TiP song it
formulated with the technical support of six East African musicians.
This work was done under the financial support of the American Bar
Association, Rule of Law Initiative, Africa (ABA-ROLI AFRICA) Upon
completion of the music video, RFH intends to launch it through two
(2) music concerts in Nairobi and Mombasa and therefrom produce a
docuprocess. RFH also proposes to raise awareness on TiP through two
(2) live radio programs; two (2) appearances on a notable Kenyan and
East African TV show and through facilitating the continual playing
of the TiP song and music video on radio and TV stations.
Ultimately, RFH we will seek financial partnerships with major
companies to carry out more awareness raising and also advocate for
free airtime to showcase the campaigns.

RFH coordinated the development of a music video and docu-process on
TiP. The grant was not sufficient to finalize the music video.
Consequently a TiP song was developed by the following artists:
Nameless (Kenya), Nazizi (Kenya), Lady JD (Tanzania), Professor Jay
(Tanzania), Jackie of Blu 3 (Uganda) and Bobi Wine (Uganda).

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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3. (a) International Organization for Migration
(b) $355,724
(c) Countering Trafficking in Persons in Kenya: A Protection,
Prosecution and Prevention Initiative
(d) 12 months
(e) Abstract

To address the gaps in the protection of victims of trafficking and
prosecution of traffickers, including the absence of a national
referral system, the lack of understanding amongst law enforcement
and the legal system of trafficking in persons, the inadequate
number of shelter and assistance programs available to identified
victims of trafficking, the relatively few prosecutions of
traffickers in Kenya, and to support the Government of Kenya (GoK)
in its efforts to improve its US State Department's Tier 2 Watch
list ranking, IOM proposes to implement a project with four main
components. They include: a) the development of a national referral
mechanism in coordination with the GoK; b) capacity building of the
GoK, civil society organizations, service providers, shelter
management and staff, and law enforcement; c) the identification of
trained law enforcement officials to act as trafficking focal points
and provide security and protection for victims of trafficking
participating in the prosecution of human traffickers; and d)
provide direct assistance to victims of trafficking in the form of
shelter and individualized assistance packages, as well as prevent
cases of trafficking by offering the same assistance to those
vulnerable to becoming victims of trafficking, including orphans,
street children, working children, domestic labourers, and adults
engaged in prostitution. The result of these activities will be the
enhanced prosecution of human traffickers with increased
participation of victims of trafficking in legal proceedings,
increased protection for identified victims of trafficking through
direct service provision, and improved prevention of human
trafficking through the provision of assistance to those vulnerable
to trafficking as an alternative.

American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative

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4. (a) American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative
(b) $250,000
(c) Kenya Advanced Law Enforcement Training
(d) Eight months
(e) Abstract:
ROLI proposes to implement an eight-month that will:
(1) train Kenyan law enforcement personnel to more effectively
combat trafficking in persons (TIP) and;
(2) support the launch of an anti-trafficking public education
campaign.

While neighboring Uganda and Tanzania are making "significant
efforts" to stem TIP, Kenya lags behind in its ability to prevent
and prosecute TIP. In 2007, Kenya remained a Tier-Two Watch List
country for the second consecutive year because, among other things,
it has failed to adequately train the Kenya Police Service (KPS) and
Administrative Police (KAP) on the identification, investigation,
and prosecution of TIP cases.

To address these deficits, ROLI proposes to conduct advanced
training for the KPS that builds on training ROLI conducted during
its prior anti-TIP programs in Kenya. ROLI also proposes to conduct
training-of-trainers (T-O-T) workshops to enhance the KPS's capacity
to conduct future anti-trafficking trainings. Similarly, ROLI will
train KAP personnel and will also conduct T-O-T workshops. ROLI will
implement five trainings over eight months and develop training
curricula and manuals in close collaboration with senior trainers at
the KPS. Furthermore, ROLI will work with administrators of the
Police Training Colleges (PTCs) to incorporate these materials into
their regular curricula. It is anticipated that, after this program,
Kenyan law enforcement will have the capacity to continue anti-TIP
training in the PTCs without outside assistance.

ROLI also proposes to provide a subgrant to Ripe for Harvest, a
local NGO, to support their efforts to conduct a nationwide public
education campaign on trafficking that will employ a hiphop song,
video, and documentary to educate the public about Kenya's
trafficking phenomenon.

5. Post note: We believe the ABA-ROLI proposal to provide a subgrant
to Ripe for Harvest is just in case the ABA project is funded, but
not RFH's. If the RFH proposal or both are funded, we believe ABA
will not need the budgeted 9,000 for the sub-grant.

RANNEBERGER

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