The forum focused on ways to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery in the region, including using media and digital technology platforms.
The event considered the role of technology as both a driver of and a potential solution to the modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour crisis in the Bali Process region, and ways for governments and businesses to collaborate.
The Bali Tech Forum grew from rising concern by governments and businesses across the region about the use and misuse of technology as a facilitator of human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.
There has been growing recognition that technology is essential for businesses to identify and address forced labour and human trafficking risks in supply chains.
The forum reviewed how technology can implement the Acknowledge. Act. Advance Recommendations pathway. This strengthens supply chain transparency, ethical recruitment, worker protection, and redress mechanisms.
Recommended next steps to help end human trafficking and modern slavery
The next generation of business leaders must be engaged to both raise awareness and contribute to solutions to tackle these issues.
Walk Free would like to thank all the attendees as well as to the Government of Indonesia and Adaro for organising and hosting the forum.