Capacity-building and awareness raising

The Indiba-Africa Group has significant experience in building institutional capacity. We understand that many organisations have difficulty in prioritising this, given their time and resource constraints. Workshop-based training is not always the most appropriate way to build capacity as there is never enough time and conversely, staff members are unable to attend tertiary institutions as these take away staff from work for too long. The Indiba-Africa Group specialises in designing bespoke pedagogies which ensure that staff members learn in the "heat of their own kitchen". Accordingly, we deliver training through CDROM-based curricula, combined with email-based mentoring and workshops. Depending on the outcome, we also deliver purely workshop-based training.

Through our partner, Fahamu, we can make available the following distance learning training courses:

  1. Investigating, monitoring and reporting on human rights violations
  2. An introduction to human rights
  3. Fundraising and resource mobilisation
  4. Financial management for non-financial managers
  5. Action for change: Advocacy and citizen participation
  6. Leadership and management for change
  7. Using the internet for research and advocacy

The training methodology is CDROM-based and is supplemented by Email-based tutoring and mentoring and optional workshops. On successful completion of any of these courses, a University of Oxford Certificate of Attendance is awarded. We can also make these courses available as workshop-based or residential-based training. However, the former carries no accreditation.

Other Fahamu courses we can make available include:

  1. JustWrite (an online course in effective writing)
  2. Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions: Prevention of torture and Conflict prevention (produced by Fahamu for OHCHR)
  3. The role of the media in the Rwandan genocide (produced by Fahamu for the University of Peace)
  4. Gender, violence and conflict (produced by Fahamu for the University of Peace)

We also assist schools and tertiary institutions to develop and integrate human rights modules into learning and are strong proponents of compulsory human rights learning for scholars and students and schools and tertiary institutions respectively. We envisage the provision of human rights advice and counseling services at schools and campuses, as a necessary complement to human rights learning.