• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle

Face-to-Face Training

human rights based approach

Empowering the disadvantaged to claim their rights

Human Rights came into global discourse after the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It was the first international recognition that all humans inherently have certain rights. 
Over the past years, human rights have got mainstreamed into the UN's work, and various organizations and agencies have adopted the human rights-based approach. This approach sees the poor as actors and holders of their rights. That means that the focus is not on the beneficiaries of the charity - The focus is more on demanding rights for people, shifting from a charity approach for the poor of the world. 

It is about human rights that apply to everyone. Whether poor or rich, no matter on which continent one lives, no matter which religion, skin color, or gender one belongs. Human rights are for everyone. Let us use the right strategies to help demand them long-term. 

time for self-reflection





four day training

24 hours

of training

ends with


expert facilitator

How do we transfer knowledge?

We use a variety of methods and tools including

  • Discussions in break-out rooms,

  • Role-plays,

  • Simulations,

  • Video,

  • 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.

  • get to meet eminent guest speakers who will share their practical experiences and knowledge on human rights. 

Key Topics of the training

  • Design a sustainable human rights program

  • Difference between the rights-based approach from other programmatic approaches in terms of creating sustainable impact on communities

  • Approaches to empower communities so they can advocate for better services

  • HRBA and its practical application

  • Using HRBA in planning, monitoring, and evaluating projects

  • Sharing of learnings with staff to increase their capacities in working on human rights.

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.


Training Fee

Internationational & Affiliates

EUR 350 p.P*

*For groups of four or more: 10% discount

For national organizations

EUR 175 p.P*

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 2022

Your Facilitators

Retta (1).jpg

Retta Menberu

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.

experience board 
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, was participatory and very interesting. Keep up your good work in creating many intellectuals who can transform our country Ethiopia.”