Application for the International Ten/Ten Municipal Anti-Trafficking Fellowship
* All materials and sessions will be in English. If you would like to attend and require translation of your application, materials, and interpretation days of, contact Minal Davis at minal.davis@houstontx.gov by June 5, 2019.
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The City of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner, with sponsorship from the Jones Day Foundation, is pleased to open applications to an international city cohort of representatives from Mayors’ Offices for the inaugural International Human Trafficking Response Ten/Ten Municipal Fellowship. A cohort of international cities will be selected for the Fellowship, which follows the peer sharing catalyzed through Houston’s successful U.S. city Fellowship on the same topic. The goal of the International Fellowship is to continue to spread tools and solutions to combating human trafficking, using the power of cities, to share Houston’s multi-faceted anti-trafficking response and programs from other subject matter experts. The City of Houston will be assisted with the program by Bloomberg Associates.

Cities selected for the 2-day immersion program will learn how to develop their own multi-agency municipal response. For example: leveraging the buying power from a city’s procurement resources to enhance transparency and mitigate tainted supply chain vulnerabilities; use of a planning department’s GIS capabilities to leverage data to assess impact; crafting communication strategies inclusive of the various forms of trafficking; execution of a public health system approach to screening, identifying and offering services to victims; implementation of an emergency disaster response to trafficking, i.e., in shelters; engaging the corporate and consular communities, and more solutions.

24 Mayor's Office representatives from 19 U.S. cities and 1 U.S. state participated in the domestic version of Ten/Ten and are now working to implement various anti-trafficking initiatives with ongoing support from the City of Houston Mayor's Office. Ten/Ten Fellows represented large urban centers like New York City and Los Angeles and smaller municipalities like Apex, North Carolina.

The Houston Mayor’s Office will cover airfare and hotel for successful applicants. However, attendees must cover any ground transportation costs, luggage fees, visa fees, incidentals and all meals not otherwise provided during the course of the Fellowship. Business class tickets will be booked for international travel of 10 hours or more.

Program Dates and Location
July 23 - 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch and periodic 15 minute breaks will be included in the program. A detailed agenda will be provided to successful applicants.

Jones Day
717 Texas, 33rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Eligibility
Open to representatives from Mayor’s Offices or appropriate government official outside of the continental United States. In addition to submitting the application questionnaire below, applicants must submit a brief letter or e-mail from their Mayor, Chief of Staff, or other City executive briefly acknowledging permission to apply and attend. No prior anti-trafficking initiatives need to be in place; conducive city context and genuine political intent are sufficient. Up to 2 people from a city/state government can apply.
Deadlines
Applications open: May 15, 2019

Deadline to apply: June 18, 2019

Notifications of acceptance to be sent out by e-mail on June 21, 2019

Points of Contact
Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking
Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner
Office: +1 (832) 393-0977
Cell: +1 (832) 596-9965
E-Mail: minal.davis@houstontx.gov
Website: www.humantraffickinghouston.org

Jane Bartman, Manager
Bloomberg Associates
Office: +1 (212) 205-0360
Cell: +1 (929) 348-0885
E-Mail: jbartman@bloomberg.org
Website: www.bloombergassociates.org

For technical issues that may arise while submitting your application, please contact:
Chris Graves, Associate Director on Human Trafficking
Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner
Office: +1 (832) 393-0898
Cell: +1 (281) 409-8826
E-Mail: chris.graves@houstontx.gov

General Information
Applicant Name *
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Business Address *
Please include your street address, city, state, country, and zip code.
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Office Number *
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Cell Number with Country Code *
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E-Mail Address *
Be sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate to ensure you receive your application notification.
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City Context
Municipality You Represent (City, Country) *
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City Population *
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Form of Municipal Governance in Your City *
If you selected "Other," please briefly describe your form of municipal government.
Name of Mayor and Chief of Staff *
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When did the term of your Mayor begin? *
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What are the key responsibilities of your Mayor? *
100 words or less.
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What control does your City government have over anti-trafficking efforts? *
100 words or less.
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What control does your City government have over its procurement process? *
100 words or less.
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How much of the procurement process is controlled at the national or international level? *
100 words or less.
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Is the public health response under a state health ministry, or does your Mayor's Office play a role? If so, what is the Mayor's Office role? *
100 words or less.
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Applicant Role
Describe your current role and responsibilities. *
100 words or less.
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To whom do you directly report (Mayor or "Other")? *
If you selected "Other," do they report to the Mayor? *
Is your employment contingent to the term of the Mayor? *
Describe how or why you were designated as your City's point person to apply for and attend the International Ten/Ten Municipal Anti-Trafficking Fellowship, if selected. *
100 words or less.
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Current and Planned Anti-Trafficking Initiatives
Describe how your City government currently addresses veteran's issues, domestic violence, homelessness, labor exploitation, or other focus areas that intersect with vulnerability to human trafficking/forced labor. *
100 words or less.
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What steps have been taken or considered by your Mayor to address human trafficking/forced labor? *
100 words or less.
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Is your Mayor possibly interested in combating human trafficking/forced labor by adding due diligence safeguards to the public procurement process? *
Please describe any discussion or realization of such initiatives to date. If not, please describe the challenges or barriers to developing and implementing such measures. 100 words or less.
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Is your Mayor possibly interested in combating human trafficking/forced labor and screening for victims in public health spaces? *
100 words or less.
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Strategic Plan Review
Have you visited https://humantraffickinghouston.org/ and reviewed Phase 1 and 2 of our Strategic Plan? *
Which of the Strategic Plan's strategies are you most interested in learning about? *
100 words or less.
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Discuss any existing anti-trafficking initiatives in your jurisdictions. *
100 words or less.
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Identify one or two suggested topics you would like us to consider addressing during the International Ten/Ten Municipal Anti-Trafficking Fellowship Convening that are not in the Plan. *
100 words or less.
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Acknowledgement *
Your application is only complete once you send Minal Davis a separate e-mail with the correspondence from your Mayor or Chief of Staff acknowledging their permission to apply and attend. Individuals whose application is successful will be provided with airfare to and from their home country and lodging in Houston. Houston Mayor's Office staff will take care of these arrangements. Attendees must cover any ground transportation costs, visa fees, luggage fees, incidentals, and all meals not otherwise provided during the course of the Fellowship. An invitation to participate is non-transferable, and cancellations must be received by Minal Davis via e-mail 14 (fourteen) days before you are scheduled to depart for Houston. Those chosen are expected to attend for the entirety of the program. Attendees must submit 3-month and 6-month progress reports detailing your accomplishments and/or barriers to implementing 1 or 2 initiatives discussed.
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