Skip to main content
PRIF Results from the Field Banner image

The Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach (CenHTRO) at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the virtual
Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum: Results from the Field on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, from 9-11:30 a.m.

The conference shared the culmination of findings from innovative human trafficking prevalence estimation research projects, conducted simultaneously and under a common framework, around the world. 

For the past three years, with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum (PRIF) has supported seven international teams of researchers in testing the effectiveness of various methodological approaches to measuring human trafficking in six countries.

Results from the Field featured a presentation from CenHTRO and PRIF Director David Okech on lessons learned and future directions, followed by presentations from the research teams. This conference also kicked off  the PRIF Learning Series, which in coming months will provide more in depth presentations of the results in each of the seven contexts.

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Cindy Dyer and UGA Provost S. Jack Hu will offer introductory remarks.

PRIF conference agenda

AGENDA (9:00 AM EST – 11:30 AM EST)


Lydia Aletraris, CenHTRO
David Okech, CenHTRO  and PRIF Director
S. Jack Hu, UGA Provost
Cindy Dyer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons


David Okech, ​​Findings, Lessons Learned, and  Future Directions 

9:45 A.M. BREAK


Johns Hopkins University, Forced Labor in Pakistan’s Brick Kilns
New York University, Forced Labor among Tanzanian Migrant Returnees Employed in Domestic Work
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Domestic Servitude in Tunisia
The Freedom Fund, Sex Trafficking among Children in Recife, Brazil
NORC at the University of Chicago, Domestic Servitude in Morocco
New York University, Forced Labor in Costa Rica’s Fishing Sector
Stanford University, Forced Labor among Brazil’s Agricultural Workers 

11:10 A.M. Q + A      

11:25 A.M. CLOSING

JTIP banner