Who’s Involved

Delta 8.7 is a project of the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and a contribution to Alliance 8.7.

UN University’s Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. It combines research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges.

Phase one of Delta 8.7 was developed with the support of the UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund, the U.S. Department of Labor and the International Labour Organization. The current Phase is supported by the UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund and the Delta 8.7 Reference Group*, which is made up of more than 35 experts working on the issues of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. The Reference Group provides regular feedback, suggestions and guidance for the research, data, editorial and outreach work of Delta 8.7.

*Disclaimer: Any thoughts or opinions expressed are those of the reference group member, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of their respective organization.

Project Team

Alice Eckstein
Project Director

Nesrien Hamid
Research and Editorial Consultant

Ben Harris
Communications and MEL Officer

Angharad Smith
Programme Officer


UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund

The £11 million Modern Slavery Innovation Fund was launched in October 2016 to support innovative projects tackling modern slavery around the world. These projects are helping to build the evidence base, supporting victims directly, tackling slavery in supply chains and sharing skills and expertise with international partners.

Reference Group
  • Jean Allain - Monash University
  • Brooke Axtell - She is Rising
  • Prof Kevin Bales - University of Nottingham, Rights Lab
  • Sebastian Boll - UN-ACT
  • Jessie Brunner - Stanford University WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice
  • Holly Burkhalter - International Justice Mission
  • Alison Campbell - DFID (UK)
  • Charita L. Castro - PhD, Director for Labor Affairs, U.S. government official
  • Catherine Chen - Polaris Project
  • Harry Cook - International Organization for Migration
  • Davina Durgana - Walk Free Foundation
  • Nathaniel Erb - Erb & Associates
  • Luis Fabiano de Assis - Brazilian Federal Labour Prosecution Office - Decent Work Data Science Lab & Datahub
  • Morgan Flynn - Modern Slavery Innovation Fund
  • Claire Healy - ICMPD
  • Olivia Hesketh - UK Home Office
  • Anita Househam - UN Global Compact
  • Patricia Hynes - Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Duncan Jepson - Liberty Asia
  • Sasha Jesperson - St Mary’s University
  • Ligia Kiss - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Genevieve LeBaron - University of Sheffield
  • Yuki Lo - Freedom Fund
  • Alison Marshall - Jones Day
  • Laura Murphy - Modern Slavery Research Project
  • Nicola Pocock - United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health
  • Furio Rosati - Understanding Children's Work
  • Fabrizio Sarrica - UNODC
  • Joe Schmidt - Freedom United
  • Bernard Silverman - University of Nottingham
  • David Steven - New York University
  • Hanni Stoklosa - HEAL Trafficking
  • Marianne Voss - Ethos Matter
  • Livia Wagner - The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Thomas Wissing - ILO
  • Shandra Woworuntu - Mentari
  • Cathy Zimmerman - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine