Anti-Human Trafficking Unit from Jordan to Visit Ottawa

Anti-Human Trafficking Unit from Jordan to Visit Ottawa for Technical Assistance Program

Ottawa, Canada – May 25, 2024: The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) – Criminal Investigation Department from Jordan is visiting Ottawa this week. The visit is part of the Technical Assistance Partnership-Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) program, a Global Affairs Canada initiative, implemented by Canada’s Alinea International, aimed at providing short-term technical assistance to enhance anti-human trafficking efforts with a trauma and victim-centered approach.

This Canadian technical visit is a unique opportunity set to make a significant impact on the TAP-EDM Jordanian initiative in three key areas: (1) The Jordanian delegation will gain valuable insights and learning opportunities that can be applied to their efforts back home, ultimately enhancing their capabilities in combating human trafficking. (2)  This visit will further solidify the relationship between the governments of Canada and Jordan, fostering stronger diplomatic and collaborative ties. (3) The visit will highlight Canada’s contributions to global security and human rights, showcasing the concrete efforts made by Canadians to create a safer world for vulnerable populations.

The delegation will participate in various activities and presentations, including: RCMP, Ottawa Police Service, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Ministry of the Attorney General, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, Victim Services (Ottawa Police) and Ontario Provincial Police. The Canadian technical expert team lead by Wayne Hissong and Andrea Wojtak are supporting and accompanying the delegation throughout the week and will also be holding a closing activity, awarding of certificates to each delegate to recognize their participation and the knowledge gained during the visit.

The Jordanian delegation includes four distinguished members, Major Muhammad Al-Khalifat, Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit; Captain Yazan Sanad Salama Al-Tarawneh, Public Security Directorate – Criminal Investigation Department; Captain Nawaf Mufid Naeem Ali, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit and First Lieutenant Abeer Muhammad Al-Shibli, Public Security Service, Criminal Investigation Department.

Her Excellency Sabah Nizar Rashid Al Rafie, Ambassador of Jordan to Canada, will participate in the activities to welcome the Jordanian delegates, underscoring the importance of this collaborative effort.

This visit represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing fight against human trafficking and exemplifies the collaborative spirit between Canada and Jordan. It is a testament to the commitment of both nations to protect vulnerable populations and uphold human rights on a global scale. More on the project here.

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About Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, promotes international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

About Alinea International

Alinea International is a Canadian consulting firm that delivers innovative solutions to complex development challenges, supporting sustainable growth and positive change worldwide. Alinea is the Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) implementing partner funded by Global Affairs Canada.


Canada’s Technical Assistance Partnership-Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) Project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and implemented by Alinea International Ltd. provides short-term (up to 12 months) targeted technical assistance to National Government Entities from eligible OECD-DAC countries by enhancing the capacity of national-level institutions to manage policies and practices in a more gender-responsive and inclusive way, promoting social, political and economic opportunities in partner countries. The mechanism is expected to provide over 200 Canadian professionals through 75-80 technical assistance initiatives designed to address capacity gaps to bring about the changes desired by host countries.

For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

Gabrielle Lepage, TAP-EDM Communications Manager, Alinea International

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