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Siobhan Cummiskey (mail.oshea.ie -
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 9:55 am:   

Human Rights Based Approaches to Development
Monday 23rd April - Friday 27th April 2007 Kampala, Uganda
The Training Programme will explore the principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based development and enhance participantsí skills
in programming on this basis. Participants are facilitated in approaching their own development as an on-going process to enhance skills in teamwork,
building relationships, communication, advocacy and designing strategic partnerships. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based
development, the training programme is aimed at policy advisors, project managers etc, with human rights specialisation, experience in development or
humanitarian contexts as well as those working in development issues in industrialised countries.

Please note priority for participation in this training programme will be given to individuals and organisations working in the East Africa region. Queries should be addressed to IHRNEA@ihrnetwork.org

Overview of Training Programme:
- 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
- Applying 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
- Case studies from justice, health and education sectors
- Key partners for HRBA - building relationships
Further information on all IHRN Training programmes at: http://www.ihrnetwork.org/current-programmes.htm

Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills
27th October - 3rd November 2007 at National University of Ireland, Maynooth + Field Exercise at Irish Defence Forces training facility Coolmoney Camp, County Wicklow, IRELAND.
The Training Programme will explore the principles underpinning effective human rights fieldwork, enhance the skills of participants needed to carry
this out safely before/during/after armed conflict, ensure that human rights fieldwork is relevant, effective, sustainable, participatory and accountable, raise participantsí self-awareness of skills required to undertake international human rights fieldwork. The training programme is intended for development and humanitarian aid workers, civilian/military peace-keepers, NGO and IGO field staff.

Overview of Training Programme:
- Evolution of international human rights law and implementation mechanisms relevant to human rights fieldwork
- The full cycle of human rights monitoring from information gathering to stimulating sustainable progress in conflict/post-conflict environments
- Case studies for monitoring the full spectrum of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
- Interviewing and reporting techniques
- Applying development programming to human rights fieldwork
- Working with field partners, co-operating and building relationships
- Personal preparedness including, safety/security, stress/trauma etc
- Simulation of core field challenges, such as intercultural sensitivities, teamwork, leadership etc. including a Field Exercise in conjunction with the Irish Defence Forces.

Priority for applications received by 1st August
Further information on all IHRN Training programmes at: http://www.ihrnetwork.org/current-programmes.htmhttp://www.ihrnetwork.org/current-programme.htm

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