DataJam Pasos Libres Online 2020: the first-ever global technological competition to develop data-based solutions against human trafficking

August 29, 2020 - September 4, 2020

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. The Future Society is proud to be part of the supporting organizations of DataJam Pasos Libres Online 2020. The Future Society team mentored the participants and supported them with data and training from Project AIMS.

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 (IOM) of Tunisia and the Ministry of Government of Ecuador. 

Meet the winners here.