Awards ceremony for Professional Training on Human Rights & Good Governance Group

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in partnership with the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) awarded certificates to participants who were trained in a four-phased Professional Training Programme (PTP) on Human Rights and Good Governance.

The awards ceremony was held in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 13th of December 2022.

CALR and RWI have held these PTPs since 2016 to enhance human rights knowledge to the trainees who are drawn from both state and non-state actors, that is from government ministries and departments, independent commissions, local municipalities, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the security sector, traditional leaders, parliamentarians etc.

Before the awards ceremony, individuals in this group were tasked to present their findings from action plans they implemented as part of the training.

Some of the action plans presented included research on human rights cities, where in Lynette Sithole and Kelvin Kabaya had their research focused on the City of Mutare and came up with a paper that aimed to explore the extent to which the City of Mutare incorporate human rights concepts in managing and conducting their day-to-day activities.

The participants were happy to be awarded the certificates and are eager to share what they learnt when they discharge their duties.

“… the programme was excellent, it was excellently executed and we never missed any planned activity, we are thankful to CALR and RWI …,” implored Chief Murinye as he gave a vote of thanks at the closing ceremony of the awards ceremony.

In passing his closing remarks, CALR Executive Director Mr. Nyasha Chishakwe believes that the training set a platform for cooperation and created an alumni network to enhance knowledge in human rights.

RWI Deputy Director, Mr. Rolf Ring notified the group that an alumni meeting will be held as a follow-up to the PTP training, seeking to offer a platform to further share PTP participants’ experiences.




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