Project Solebay – Risk Assessment for Modern Slavery Response
Developing risk assessment methodologies and tools to enable the UK military response to modern slavery
In 1808, HMS Solebay was the first British ship to be part of the anti-slavery operation patrolling the African Atlantic coast to halt the Atlantic slave trade.
Today, in 2018, the project Solebay will develop risk assessment tools for the UK military to support them in responding to modern slavery. In response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the MOD is establishing the requirement for a counter slavery capability and is formalising a strategic response.
The Global Slavery Index suggests the UK military operates among at least 2 million enslaved people. However, the military currently has no way to identify or understand that risk, of which this project seeks to respond.
1. To develop and validate with experts, a strategic risk identification and risk assessment methodology that considers risk from the perspective of the individual and the impact of wider societal factors to understand the potential threat, risk and harm.
2. Develop a cloud-based version of the risk identification and assessment tool to enable future analytics of identified persons/locations and (related) assessment variables to derive insights into patterns and trends in modern slavery abroad.
* Risk assessment methodology
* A video demonstration of the cloud-based version of the risk assessment tool and open data insights on modern slavery abroad.
Read here some insights into human trafficking and modern slavery in areas affected by armed conflicts.
- Combating human trafficking in areas affected by armed conflicts
- Risk – “easy to say and difficult to understand”
- Call for Papers: Edited Book on the Human Trafficking, Conflict and Military Nexus – Project Solebay 2019
The Project Solebay is one of a number of Projects funded under the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Open Call.
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