WHAT IS THE ACCELERATOR?
The Tech Against Trafficking Accelerator is a fixed-term, cohort-based program intended to help organizations deploying promising technological solutions accelerate the development, impact and utilization of their tools.
The Accelerator connects participating organizations with expertise, resources and support of the Tech Against Trafficking members companies, expediting operational processes and technical advancements that facilitate scale and optimize for long-term sustainability
CURRENT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM:
COUNTER-TRAFFICKING DATA COLLABORATIVE
Tech Against Trafficking invited the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), an intiative of the international Organization for Migration (IOM), to participate in the inaugural Summer 2019 Accelerator Program.
The CTDC is a global human trafficking data hub, published harmonized data from counter-trafficking organizations around the world. The goal is to reduce barriers to information-sharing and provide a mechanism for organizations to get data to public and policy audiences. In addition, CTDC helps to build a more complete picture of counter-trafficking trends based on up-to-date, reliable, and standardized data on human trafficking. CTDC hopes to further develop its partnership engagement process and continue to explore and promote best practices around data anonymization, privacy and security.
The Accelerator is planned to run from August 2019 to February 2020. Please see our blog for updates.
Applying for the Accelerator
Diverse technological solutions are needed to advance innovative strategies to address human trafficking. Through an open and collaborative process, Tech Against Trafficking is looking to engage with tech initiatives and tools across all geographies, languages, sectors, and methods of application.
These solutions can be at any stage of post-concept development by must be tech-centered initiatives or tools. Below are four relevant stages of development:
- Prototype: An initiative or tool in the building and testing phase.
- Pilot: An initiative or tool already deployed and being used in a specific geography and/ or community.
- Mezzanine: An established initiative or tool that has a proven track record and opportunity for greater scale across multiple geographies and/or communities
- Mature A largely self-sustaining initiative or tool with active operations in several geographies and/or communities, looking to work towards a global impact