Freedom From Slavery Forum

MENA Regional Forum

October 2021

Africa Forum Information

The first of this year’s regional Forums focused on Africa, held from July 6-8, 2021. The theme of the Forum was Resilience and Resistance to Modern Slavery: Key Priorities for Africa. 

After attending all three days of the Africa Regional Forum, participants left re-inspired to tackle modern slavery from multiple angles and in new innovative ways. Participants increased their knowledge about how COVID-19, climate change, migration, and new technologies are directly affecting root causes of slavery in Africa, discussed possible solutions, and created new partnerships to put those ideas into action. 

Each day involved 2 hours of programming, starting with a keynote address by leaders in the anti-slavery movement, followed by panel discussion and an interactive workshop. Each day focused on a specific facet of the anti-slavery movement and ensured that the Forum’s theme was woven throughout each individual session.

Day 1 discussed “How COVID-19 has impacted resilience to modern slavery in African communities”

Day 2 focused on “Strengthening Africa’s anti-slavery efforts”

Finally, the programming for Day 3 revolved around the theme “Beyond Africa: Threats and solutions beyond the continent”

To view materials from the Forum, please click here.

Please view our detailed Forum Agenda & Speaker Information It is also available in French here.

For more information about the Forum, please see answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Additional information for participants can be found here in English and French.