September 28, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Pathfinders organized the final Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) Working Group Meeting (WGM) on September 28, 2022, hosting 23 organizations. The CCM, which is the first of its kind in Edo State to coordinate service delivery for survivors of trafficking, is a state referral mechanism initiated by Pathfinders but co-created with 27 other Edo State anti-trafficking stakeholders (including state and non-state actors).
During the session, we conducted a recap on the prior Working Group Meetings, outlining all prior decisions and ensuring that all CCM members were on track to move forward with the state referral mechanism. CSOs also had the opportunity to walk through the shared drive, which hosts the CCM Availability Dashboard (current services available from all CCM organizations), CCM Directory, CCM Templates (shared templates for referrals, bilateral MOUs, etc.), funding opportunities and other resources, including presentations from previous CCM meetings, photographs, etc.
We also re-introduced the HERS Africa website, our one stop online hub of resources for survivors of human trafficking, and our latest Android Application (which is available for free download on the Google Playstore) to CCM members, while encouraging them to foster usage by their respective beneficiaries.
We are grateful to all stakeholders for their continuous participation and also to the French Embassy to Nigeria’s PISCCA program which made The Justice Project possible. The launch of the CCM is certainly a welcome development for Edo State, as it will serve to ensure that survivors receive optimal care. It is also a framework that can be readily replicated across other states in Nigeria. To learn more, please email us at email@example.com.