NANHRI trains human rights staff on monitoring and reporting

A training facilitator taking a class through a discussion. Photo: NANHRI

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) will conduct a three-day training on Monitoring and Reporting for at least 15 staff from African National Human Rights Institutions in Nairobi, Kenya.

The August 30-September 1, 2017 face-to-face training is to compliment the close to one month eLearning course for the participants, who are drawn from 14 NHRIs.

NANHRI Executive Director Gilbert Sebihogo said NHRIs’ staff needs regular training to help them adopt to the changing and challenging situation in promoting and protecting the human rights as outlined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

“I believe this is the opportunity for us to increase the staff’s capacity for a result oriented team that is focused on changing the approach to human rights defence,” Mr Sebihogo said.

The blended learning course has been going on from July, 2017. The face-to-face will compliment the e-Learning course to give the already working staff new skills on monitoring and reporting for impact.

This is part of NANHRI’s many initiatives of bringing in partners into programmes of strengthening the 44 NHRIs in Africa.

The project is sponsored by the European Union through the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

The participants are drawn from Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Network is preparing for a similar training on Human Rights Education in October.

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