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Human Rights and Due Diligence training 
for local stakeholders

The Dutch International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) food agreement aims at growing the number of professionals that Dutch food companies may make use of for their Human Rights Due Diligence processes.

This training aims to strengthen participant’s HRDD risks assessment research and reporting skills. In 3 or 4 days you will deepen your understanding of conducting risk assessments and mitigation options in agri-food supply chains and the frameworks and tools available. The training will be as hands-on and interactive as possible using practical exercises and cases.

The Human Rights Due Diligence risk assessment skills trainings will be organized in four regions (West Africa, East Africa, Asia and Latin America). The training course will last for three days. If possible, we will add a one-day field trip. This depends on COVID restrictions and may differ per location.

Dates and locations

* Latin America: Bogotá Colombia, 14-16 June (CNV, Cordaid). Training will be facilitated in Spanish.

* Asia: Bangkok Thailand, 11-14 July (Global March, CNV). Training will be facilitated in English.

* West Africa/MENA: Morocco, 26-29 September (FNV, Global March). Language of training yet to be confirmed.

* East Africa: Entebbe Uganda, date yet to be confirmed (Cordaid, FNV). Training will be facilitated in English.

 

The date and location of the training courses may change due to (COVID-19) circumstances. Information on any change will be shared timely.

Preparation and participation process

Assignments are an integral part of the training and the training preparation. This includes, among others, viewing the English-spoken webinars (as preparation before the trainings) and groupwork case assignments during the training.

A selection process may be part of the participation procedure related to the number, profile and location of applicants. A maximum of 14 participants per training is considered. Participation in a training course outside your region of residency will need to be discussed and accepted by the facilitators beforehand. Participants that successfully participate in the training will receive a certificate of participation.

Participant profile

The training courses will be hands-on training to deepen your HRDD risk assessment skills. Therefore, it is important that participants already have some expertise on the topic of human rights and environmental risks in agri-food supply chains and research experience. A good command of the English language is preferred since some materials are in English.   

Besides, the participants should be able to travel to the country of the training in line with COVID-19 travel restrictions (at the moment of applying and travel) and be able to fully dedicate time to the training, its preparation and assignments.

 

Costs

Participation in the face-to-face training sessions is free of charge for participants from the region. This costs of the training, travel and lodging of the participants will be arranged by the IRBC funding.

Other costs are to be covered by the participants themselves. Participants are responsible for their own necessary visa applications, acknowledging the processing times. This also applies to preparatory travel requirements related to COVID-19 (e.g., PCR test).

You can join

Are you interested in joining a HRDD risk assessment training in Colombia from 14-17 June 2022? Or any other trainings?

Please send an email to m.devriesdenhollander@cnv.nl stating your name, address, job type and motivation for joining the training.

You will soon after receive more information on the training, including the practicalities, participation process and how to complete your subscription.

DEADLINE for subscribing to the training in Colombia is May 19, 2022.

Publication date 02 05 2022