Project Solebay Conference: Assessing the risk of modern slavery in conflict

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Date: 26 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Project Solebay: Assessing the risk of modern slavery in conflict conference will take place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, on 14 May 2019.

The event, organised by Trilateral Research and hosted by St Mary’s University, culminates work done in Project Solebay, which involves the development of risk assessment tools for the UK military to support them in responding to modern slavery.

Data from the Global Slavery Index indicates that the British military operates amongst populations that comprise at least 2 million enslaved people. How can we understand the related risks?

The conference will advance the discourse on human trafficking and in particular its link to the conflict context by discussing the findings of the project and their wider implications. We will focus on the methodology and how the wider public, humanitarian and private sector can optimise data-driven risk assessments to support their efforts in combatting the trafficking of human beings.

This will be an opportunity for the project’s stakeholders and partners to contribute to the discussion in this area, network with professionals, charities and researchers involved in combatting human trafficking and consider how the use of technology and risk assessment can be leveraged in the future.

The event welcomes guest speakers from the UK military, academia and civil society, including:

  • Sir Tom Phillips – Director of Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St. Mary’s University
  • Antonio Zappulla – Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO
  • Brigadier Daniel Reeve – Ministry of Defence
  • Clare Gollop – Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit
  • Neil Giles – Stop the Traffik
  • Eliza Galos – IOM
  • Anjali Mazumder – The Alan Turing Institute
  • Ursula Antwi-Boasiako – DFID
  • Benafsha Delgado – UN Global Compact
  • Monica Hurtado Lozano – University of La Sabana
  • Dr Alicia Kidd – Wilberforce Institute


Project Solebay is one of a number of projects funded under the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Open Call.

Read more about the Project Solebay here or contact our team at



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