Human Rights and Local Governance Group set to implement their Action Plans

Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights working in collaboration with the

Centre for Applied Legal Research with support from Swedish Development Cooperation

held a training workshop on Human Rights. The training focuses on Human Rights and Local Governance at Cresta Lodge, Harare, Zimbabwe. It ran for two days from the 7th to the 8th of August 2019.



The training is the third phase of a four phased program for the Human Rights Course for which participants will be awarded certificates upon completion of the training.


The group on Human Rights and Local Governance recently held their Second Phase Training in Sweden, and the current training entails the development and implementation of mini projects (Action Plans) by all participants. The Action Plans are focused on Human Rights and its nexus with Local Governance, the participants will be informed from what they learnt in phase one and also from their phase two Swedish tour, where they had an opportunity to visit several Local Governance and Human Rights institutions in Sweden, including Lund, a human rights city.


Participants presented their action plans which they will implement in their various disciplines. Amongst the Action Plans is one titled, “Giving traction to Human Rights in Local Governance.”

This seeks to;                   – equip local governance managers with the basics of human rights,

– to transform and build a culture of human rights in everyday life of

local governance practitioners

– to develop a training manual on Human Rights and Local

Government for local government practitioners.


Other action plans focus on integrating human rights in local governance, another action plan seeks to use a human rights-based approach in increasing awareness on the right to water provision.


All action plans are hinged on human rights and how this concept is key in having or achieving efficient and fair local governance systems.