The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sierra Leone has organized a-week long training for 34 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country.
The training which occasioned at the Sahara Hotel in Bo city, starting from 21st September through to 27th, and will include about 10 local and external facilitators.
The broad theme of the workshop is: Capacity Building Support for Monitoring and Advocating on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Sierra Leone The workshop aims at equipping CSOs with skills of informed, professional and credible advocacy on the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and where dialogue is called for as one of the methodologies of getting the rights implemented.
The UNDP has drawn reputable national and some external experts to help with facilitation, and these include the Justice Sector Development Program (JSDP), Human Rights Commission, and a respected national activist on these rights, Abu Brima, UNICEF, UNIOSIL, and UNDP.
The external facilitators are drawn from Amnesty International Headquarter in London, African Commission on Human Rights, Banjul, The Gambia, Action Aid, Nairobi, Kenya and the regional advocacy body on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECOSOC).