In the last few years, there has been growing talk amongst development actors and agencies about a Rights-based approach to development. Yet what exactly this consists of remains unclear. For some, its grounding in human rights legislation makes such an approach distinctive, lending it the promise of repoliticising areas of development work that have become domesticated as they have been mainstreamed by powerful institutions. Others complain that like other fashions it has become the latest designer item to be seen to be wearing and has been used to dress up the same old development.
This training workshop seeks to unravel some of the tangled threads of contemporary rights talk. Where is today’s rights-based discourse coming from? Why rights and why now? What is the difference with other development approaches? What are the basic principles of RBA? What value does it add in development arena? What are their shortcomings, and what do these imply for the practice and politics of development? Reflecting on these questions, the training explore some of the implications of the range of different ways of relating human rights to development.
a) To make participants’ familiar with the concept of Rights Based Approach (RBA) to development;
b) To improve participants’ ability to design and implement Rights based project and programme ;
c) To offer a comparative assessment of different development approaches.
After attending the training sincerely participants will be capable to:
a. Understand the basic issues of Human Rights and its implication in state and community level.
b. Articulate different issues related to Rights Based Approach to development;
c. Compare RBA with other approaches especially with Service Delivery Approach;
d. Develop one’s skill in rights based programme/project development.
Workshop topics to be covered:
1. What is Rights Based Approach (RBA)
2. Fundamental of Human Rights
3. National and international HR Framework
4. Seven (07) different approaches of development
5. RBA Vs. other Approaches
6. Components of RBA
7. Guiding principles of RBA
8. Rights based programming
9. Supply side and Demand side interventions
10. Is the RBA absolute solution to poverty?
11. Advantage and disadvantage of RBA