HRBA is a conceptual framework for the development process that is based on international human rights standards. Such an approach integrates these standards and principles into program development processes to promote and protect human rights.
In this training, you will learn fundamental concepts of a Human Rights Based Approach and gain an understanding of its core principles. You will learn about the history and instruments of human rights and the role of the state to respect, protect and fulfill these rights. You will get the opportunity to explore how an HRBA approach can be implemented in the civic space, including your own programs. You will learn how to apply an HRBA approach, including how to go through the stages of the HRBA cycle, from the identification of a problem to research and analyses, and implementation of solutions.
time for self-reflection
four day training
How do we LEARN TOGETHER
We use a variety of methods and tools including
Discussions in break-out rooms,
Self- and group reflections.
A lot of exercises will be done in groups to enable you to learn and share from each other.
Throughout the training, you will
have hands-on experience in applying the theory of HRBA in the context of your projects and programs.
Key Topics of the training
Introduction to Human Rights Based Approach
History and Instruments of Human Rights
Understanding the State and Contextualizing Human Rights
Principles and Basic Concepts of Human Rights Based Approach
The Rights Based Cycle
Applying a Human Rights Based Approach
After the training you will be able to
Understand how and why the concept of a human rights-based approach to development emerged
Know and understand the basic principles of this approach
Use powerful tools and strategies to implement the Human-Rights Based Approach for your cause
Develop a promising action plan and have clear ideas to incorporate rights-based elements in development interventions.
The training fits to everyone working in civil society organizations who wants to learn about the human rights-based approach and build critical skills for designing programs from a human rights perspective.
EUR 400 p.P*
For groups of 4 or more
EUR 360 p.P*
*MODE OF PAYMENT: CREDIT CARD OR BANK TRANSFER | Special discounts for National NGOs
This Training includes
24 hours of training, split into four days into sixteen sessions | A package with all the training material | Impact Training Human Rights-Based Approach | Lunch, drinks and snacks.
Training Schedule 2024
Retta Menberu Woldetsadik (M.D., MSc) stands up for civil society-state dynamics, good governance, advocacy, and a rights-based approach to development. Since 2018 he has been part of CSA, built up, and leads the Africa office to advocate for change and empower the youth. After working more than two decades in development and health leadership, as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in clinical medicine and public health, Retta developed himself to a broader development leadership and facilitation role by operating as Country Director for ActionAid International, and as regional Strategy Adviser for Rush Foundation. Additionally to his work with CSA, he works as a coordinator, researcher, adviser, and facilitator of international development and humanitarian organizations, alliances, and multi-actor partnerships in diverse contexts across Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Helina’s eclectic skillset and interests have led her on a meandering path cutting across a global consulting firm, a publishing collective, a feminist social enterprise, and organizations working in the development sector. As a Coordinator for CSA Africa, she now works on gradually nurturing the entity into an impactful changemaker in the local civil society ecosystem and beyond. She values the inspired vision and progressive values of CSA and finds herself at home in training spaces where collective knowledge is woven into meaningful strategy. She spends the rest of her time on creative outlets and cultivating meaning, knowledge, and connection.
What fellow pioneers share about the training
Geda Wakeyo, Programme Coordinator, Save Generation Development Association, Ethiopia
“I feel happy about the remarkable training on HRBA we participated in. It was well-facilitated, participatory, and very interesting. Keep up your good work in creating many intellectuals who can transform our country Ethiopia.”
Tiringo K. Gabriel, Head of Programmes,
“The HRBA training added lots of insight into my training methodology and understanding of Human Rights, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge coupled with applicable case studies. It was fully practice-oriented and allowed us to learn from each other's experiences. I also liked it so much that there was a well-balanced composition of participants, which also contributed to interesting and focused discussion and exchange.”