BANGKOK, THAILAND, 6-7 June 2018 – USAID Asia CTIP hosted a Learning Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which brought together USAID CTIP stakeholders from throughout Asia, including USAID TIP focal points, USAID CTIP project implementers and their civil society partners as well as USAID Asia CTIP partners NEXUS Institute, Liberty Shared and Resonance.
The Learning Forum, jointly designed and implemented by Asia CTIP and NEXUS Institute, was a unique opportunity and platform for key USAID CTIP stakeholders to “pause and reflect” on what has been done so far to address human trafficking, what we can learn from past and on-going efforts, what adjustments may be needed in how we approach the issue and how to develop innovative strategies to maximize the impact of our CTIP interventions moving forward. The Learning Forum explored two foundational questions about how we are approaching counter-trafficking efforts – Are we doing the right thing? Are we doing it in the right way?
The Learning Forum highlighted the need for increased attention among all CTIP programs, for the following: 1) improved collaboration between source and destination countries; 2) better and more exhaustive data on TIP; and 3) victim-centered approaches. It also identified key issues and areas for learning around TIP and CTIP. Based on discussion, debate and analysis, NEXUS Institute and Asia CTIP drafted a regional Learning Action Plan to guide on-going work and learning on CTIP.
Background Note for the USAID Asia CTIP Learning Forum: USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons Convenes Regional Learning Forum