Tráfico de Escravos no Brasil

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Assessment and prospects

The first phase of the programme was initially scheduled to last from 2000 to 2003. However, the project has now been extended until the end of 2004. Teams comprising two experts (one responsible for digitization and information and communication technologies and the other for archive management) have been appointed for each of the four years to carry out planned missions. Although the project activities generally follow the same pattern and structure, each country's situation is individually assessed in order to draw up a specific programme.

At present, the project is operating in eleven countries: Benin, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana and Senegal in Africa, plus Argentina, Brazil, Barbados, Colombia, Cuba and Haiti. An initial training session held in Cape Town (South Africa) in February 2001 was used as a model for regional and national sessions organized in the participating countries.