A total of 158 participants and 29 experts from 13 countries as well as 24 data-based solutions to disrupt human trafficking are part of the results of the successful third version of DataJam Pasos Libres run by Pasos Libres and IBM. This year the emblematic competition was held online, globally and multilingual for the first time with the support of the Traffik Analysis Hub, Western Union, The Future Society, Walk Free, Platzi, STOP THE TRAFFIK, Movistar, la Fiscalía General de la Nación, One Young World, Think Tank de Ideas Disruptivas contra el crimen Organizado and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
With 34 teams from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, the United States, Nigeria, Tunisia, Guinea and Ecuador, representing 42 universities, international organizations, government institutions, companies, and law enforcement agencies, the DataJam Pasos Libres Online 2020 became the first-ever global technological competition in the anti-trafficking field. Some of the organizations represented in the contest included the Colombian National Police, the Anti-trafficking Division of the Bolivian Police, the Peruvian Attorney General’s Office, the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia and the Ministry of Government of Ecuador.
During the eight days of the competition, participants had access to IBM technologies and specialized lectures, talks of experts, workshops, training material and an exclusive DataJam’s Participant Guide. Judges from Pasos Libres, IBM, Traffik Analysis Hub, Movistar and UNODC selected 4 winning and 5 outstanding teams based on the solution’s potential to tackle the proposed challenges, positively impact the counter-trafficking field and be developed in the Traffik Analysis Hub.