Human trafficking prevention to benefit from €1 billion initiative

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Data analytics software firm Clarida Technologies has announced a global initiative providing training and resources to enable human trafficking prevention.

Robin Poelmans, CEO and founder of Clarida Technologies, said: “We strongly believe that when a solution to tackle some of the cruellest and most pressing problems on earth is available, high cost, bureaucracy and underfunding should not inhibit progress and leave people working with old-fashioned methods against a highly adaptive force at the expense of millions of victims. I am tired of reading about expensive initiatives that fail, lack of funds and slow adoption of technology while there are solutions with proven value and out-of-box availability. Through our new initiative we take all of these issues out of the equation and at least give all of the agencies that are focused on eradicating human trafficking and preventing terrorism the means to level the playing field, for free.”

The €1 billion scheme, announced by Clarida at the Vatican’s Global Sustainability Network summit, offers law enforcement, intelligence and defence bodies worldwide the opportunity to apply for free software licences for Clarida’s Excalibur data discovery platform, which collates, analyses and provides insights into data; as well as free training for staff to become certified Clarida analysts. The initiative aims to help law enforcement authorities eliminate human trafficking and prevent terrorism, through high level data analysis.

Dr Paul Elzinga, Data Scientist with the Netherlands Police, said: “This tool offers the Police instruments to validate and optimise knowledge models and research areas such as jihadism and human trafficking. With additional free licences the Police can apply this technology at scale within the organisation, resulting in more teams being able to operate with increased efficiency and impact. I recommend all police organisations accept this offer from Clarida Technologies.”

Clarida Technologies, a London-based technology company, offers machine learning and artificial intelligence software solutions; as well as exploratory data analytics. Technology and software developed by Clarida, which has been used in law enforcement, healthcare, finance and other sectors, specialises in exposing inefficiencies and drawing hidden intelligence from large amounts of heterogenous data.

Dr Jonas Poelmans, CTO and co-founder of Clarida, said: “Millions of innocent women and children fall prey to human trafficking gangs every year. The conditions they experience on a daily basis come close to torture. As a high tech firm at the forefront of innovation in data analytics and artificial intelligence, it is our moral duty to contribute to a solution to eradicate this problem.”

Interested parties can initiate contact with Clarida Technologies by emailing


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