RWI, CALR partner in human rights, devolution processes training

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), working together with the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR), are currently holding a professional human rights training programme on Human Rights and the Devolution Process.

Since 2016, the two institutions have held professional human rights training programmes covering ussies to do with women and human rights, persons with disabilities and human rights, local governance and human rights as well as training young people and emerging leaders.

The current group, is under Phase 2 of the five phased professional training programme.

Participants have been trained on different topics which include SDGs in local governance, human rights and the devolution process, transparency and accountability in local governance, metropolitan councils/local authority initiatives to promote the rights of persons in situations of marginalization and human rights-based approach in local governance. These aspects have been described vital cogs in the local governance realm and subsequently in the devolution process.

Participants, who were drawn from a diverse pool that include academia, government ministries and departments, independent commissions, uniformed forces, civil society, judicial officers and residents’ association are expected to marry their work with what they would have learnt throughout the human rights training programme.