the term ‘HRBA’ is increasingly used in development circles, its
application in practice has been fragmented. Development practitioners
and human rights specialists need to understand and learn to apply each
others concepts and professional tools. The aim of the Programme is:
emphasis is on ensuring that programming is relevant, effective,
sustainable, participatory with accountability for impact. Modules
include situation analysis-programme design and evaluation as key
stages for applying human rights based approaches. Case studies will be
drawn from the Health, Education and Justice sectors.
multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based development and
the training programme, applications are invited from:
rights specialists who wish to adapt pre-existing knowledge of
international human rights framework to the context of development
programming; and from
practitioners who wish to reflect on their work and enhance their
skills with a human rights based perspective e.g policy advisors or
project managers; and from
who work for international human rights or development actors
bi-lateral or multi-lateral (European Commission, UN agencies, World
Bank etc), government ministries or in the non-governmental sector.
for this East Africa Programme will be give to those applicants working
in the region, particularly those focussing on the Health, Education
and Justice sectors.
The Training Programme will be conducted in English and places are limited to thirty.
The Training Programme is designed so as to maximise mutual learning
across the range of participating disciplines. To ensure a common
starting point for discussion participants will need to be familiar
with the basics of international human rights law and institutions; and
the basics of programme cycle management. They will, in any event, be
provided with core 'refresher' materials as required preparatory
Programme content and methodology
The Training Programme team will be delivered by a team of international and regional specialists led by Patrick Twomey, Director of IHRN. The
programme is designed to be a highly participatory learning process.
Rather than merely supplying information, it is designed to nurture
skills which can be adapted to any development context. The
programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques including
presentations by guest specialists and participants, plenary
discussions, small group work and case studies.
the programme is highly participatory, the number of participants will
therefore be limited to 30. Networking among participants will be
Evolution of international human rights law and implementation mechanisms relevant to development
Legal and policy commitments to HRBA of key development actors
Five core principles of Human Rights Based Development
the core principles to programme cycle management from situation
analysis and needs assessment through programme design, implementation,
management and impact evaluation
Applying the core principles in conflict and post-conflict environments
Key partners for HRBA - building relationships
Case studies from the Health, Education and Justice sectors.
The Programme is full-time, non-residential.
The Training Programme Fee includes tuition, training materials,
workshop refreshments as well as daily breakfast, lunch and the end of
Training Programme dinner. Please note the Training Programme is non-residential and accommodation costs are not included in the fee.
The 2007 Programme fee is
1000 USD for individuals working with donors, international
governmental agencies, international non-governmental agencies,
Government agencies and consultants.
A Subsidised Training Programme Contribution
of 400 USD is available for a limited number of representatives of
national/ local NGOs. Please note that subsidised places are limited
with priority given to early applicants.
Download the application form here. Completed applications and all queries related to the East Africa Training Programme should be addressed to IHRNEA@ihrnetwork.org .
**Priority will be given to completed applications received before 1 April 2007**