Phase 2 

We have launched an AKN podcast! 


Our Round 2 phase 2 projects started in November 2019 and will be running up to 12 months. 

Voices and Images of Migration, Exploitation, Reintegration and Emancipation
in Nigeria (VIOMEREN) VIOMEREN Brochure

Principal investigator: Dr Chibuzo Ejiogu

De Montfort University

Co-investigators: Professor Ayobami Ojebode (University of Ibadan); Dr Amanze Ejiogu (Univerity of Leicester); Ngunan Ioron Aloho (Sanuel Ioron Foundation)

Country: Nigeria


Survivors' Voices, Stories, and Images: Survivor-led Empowerment Through Ethical Story-Telling and Participatory Photography Survivors Voices brochure

Principal investigator: Helen McCabe

University of Nottingham – The Rights Lab

Co-investigators: Emily Brady (University of Nottingham);Sophie Otiende (HAART Kenya); Ruth Sorby (World Reader)

Country: Kenya


Our Round 1 phase 2 projects started in December 2018 and will be running between 12-18 months. Descriptions of each project can be found in the Brochure

Emerging Voices

Principal investigator: Phillip Clayton

City Hearts

Co-investigators: Karen Bianchi (City Hearts Africa); Professor Gary Craig (Research Consultant)

Country: Ghana


LESLAN – Legacies of Slavery in Niger: Mobilising Memory, Heritage and Politics to End Abuse.

Principal investigator: Benedetta Rossi

University of Birmingham

Co-investigators: Ali Bouzou (Timidria), and Mahaman Tidjani Alou (Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey)

Country: Niger

Find out more and follow LESLAN’s activities on its website and blog: 


Bil pi Kuc: Creative Art Based Therapies’ for the prevention, reintegration and healing of ex-child combatants in Northern Uganda.

Principal investigator: Geoffrey Omony

Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development (YOLRED)

Co-investigators: Jassi Sandhar (University of Bristol). The Goldin Institute (Chicago) are also collaborating on the project in an advisory capacity

Country: Uganda


Community Stories

Principal investigator: Dr Peter Day

University of Brighton

Co-investigators: Jerry Agalo (Rongo University); Enock Mac’Ouma (Rongo University); Isabell Zattu (Rongo University)

Country: Kenya


Hidden Histories: The Untold stories of James Town and Slavery

Principal investigator: Dr Stephen Collins

University of the West of Scotland

Co-investigators: Collins Seymah Smith (James Town Community Theatre); Nii Kwaterlai Quartey (James town walking tours)

Country: Ghana

Project updates are available on the JTCT blog:


Visualising Liberte: Producing a graphic novel and an animation on the history of slavery and emancipation in Kayes, Mali

Principal Investigator: Marie Rodet


Co-investigators: Moussa Kalapo (Association Donkosira); Mamadou Cissé (Association Donkosira)

Country: Mali


From Hope to Despair: An Ethnography of Youth Experiences of Human Trafficking

Principal Investigator: Dr Willis Okumu

Anglican Development Services

Co-investigators: The Reverend Rachel Carnegie (Anglican Alliance)

Country: Kenya


Healing Spaces for Human Trafficking Survivors: Developing an Evidence-based design framework for care facilities serving human trafficking survivors in East Africa

Principal Investigator: James Mitchell


Co-investigators: Agnes Igoye (Deputy National Coordinator - Prevention in Trafficking in Persons), Prof Christopher Platt (The Mackintosh School of Architecture- The Glasgow School of Art), Architect Mtamu Kililo (Orkidstudio)

Country: Kenya and Uganda