Multi-Pact: Consortium of CSOs to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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The Multi-stakeholders Partnership Initiatives and Advocacy for Countering Trafficking in Persons (Multi-Pact), a newly formed consortium of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in Nigeria will collaborate with major players in the country’s private and public sectors to mark the 2021 edition of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

The partnership which aims at leveraging stakeholders’ resources for accelerated impact and sustainable development on the African continent looks like a dream come true for designated CSOs who had always sought for this kind of development.

Talking about the auspicious development, Comfort Onyaga the Executive Director of CLICE Foundation on Saturday observed that, ‘This is a birthing of the kind of partnership I have always dreamt. One that leverages each stakeholders resources for accelerated impact and sustainable development in Africa.

‘It’s time for CSOs to leverage private sector resources for accelerated impact. We’re excited to take the lead in unveiling a consortium, the Multi-stakeholders Partnership Initiatives and Advocacy for Countering Trafficking in Persons as we commemorate this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the @iomnigeria and @naptipnigeria watch this space for more on this initiative.

‘This year, we would be partnering with the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose network we are leveraging to collaborate with the International Organization for Migration @iomnigeria and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons @naptipnigeriat o mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021.

Speaking further, Onyaga who disclosed that forming this kind of partnerships is what inspired her venture into the development sector and the creation of CLICE Foundation, added that she feels fulfilled: ‘I can’t keep calm because this is one of the reasons I got into the development space and started.

‘Seeing how conversations with CSOs we worked with on previous project implemented without donor funds and now growing bigger into a consortium of CSOs who are willing to work with the Private Sector leaves me with a sense of fulfilment of purpose because like Frantz Fanon, I believe “each generation must out of relative obscurity, discover its mission fulfill it or betray it”.