Through a series of lectures, group exercises, site visits and discussions, this learning programme critically interlinks the practical application of human rights, good governance, democracy and development. Participants appreciate the structural sources of corruption, the elements of good governance and identify rights-based approaches required to fight corruption and bad governance. Participants are also guided in drafting action plans within the priorities of their organisations’ activities thus linking learning to the work place.
The target group is senior managers in the public sector, NGOs and civil society organizations primarily in Denmark’s priority countries. The participants are expected to be counterparts to Danida supported development activities.
- Within the target group
- Good working knowledge of English
- Affiliation with a Danida supported activity
The course will cover a number of themes and topics including:
- A Conceptual and Legal Framework for Governance and Human Rights, including: definitions, institutions mandated to fight corruption
- Good Governance, Human Rights and Development
- Key Principles of the Human Rights-based Approach to Development
- Application of the Human Rights-Based Approach in the Project Cycle
- HRBA Thematic Focus on Special Interest Groups
- Taxonomy and Causes of Corruption
- Corruption in the Public Sector, including in the area of public procurement
- Effects of Corruption
- Tools to Fight and Measure Corruption
- Case Study: National, Regional and International Interventions to Combat Corruption
- Site visits are organized to institutions such as the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), the Office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) and the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court – all in Uganda.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
The learning objective of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of rights-based approaches, the elements of good governance, and interventions required to fight corruption and bad governance.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Account for key concepts and principles relating to the role of governments acting with integrity;
- Appreciate the interlinkages between human rights, good governance and development
- Identify the principles of the human rights-based approach;
- Apply rights-based approaches in programming and through service delivery and advocacy;
- Promote partnerships between CSOs and local governments in the fight against corruption in service delivery and in the application of the human rights-based approach;
- Select appropriate development tools used to measure corruption;
- Determine the effectiveness of anti-corruption schemes for design of an effective anti-corruption programme and integrity system
- Compare national, regional and international efforts to eradicate corruption.
Upon successful completion of the seminar, participants will receive ILI-ACLE and Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs certification.
The course is residential – and all participants must be staying at the designated hotel, which will be conveniently located near the place of study
Place of Study
International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI_ACLE)
The course is co-funded by the Danida Capacity Development Support Programme. Programmes/projects are charged DKK 5,000 per participant per study week. The funding needed for this course is DKK 10,000 per participant. The fee is all inclusive covering accommodation, allowances, insurances, international travel and study fee.
The full course schedule can be seen here.