Jean Marie Kagabo

Speaking On: Cooperation to reduce forced labour, human trafficking in fishing industry

“ An effective strategy to combat trafficking for forced labour in the fishing sector must include cooperation and coordination between international agencies, regional organizations, governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, NGOs and civil society”.

Jean-Marie Kagabo is the focal point for Africa at the Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He is also the Coordinator of a proposed global programme to combat trafficking for labour in the fisheries sector (GAPfish). Before joining the ILO, he worked as a diplomat for the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations in Geneva, and as a lecturer for the National University of Rwanda. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Bio facts

Position: Programme to Combat forced labour, International Labour Organization, UK

Session: Cooperation