Training On Network, Lobby & Advocacy – 21st September, 2016.

A Training on Rights Based Approach to Integrated Development was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 22nd September, 2016 in which 62 participants from different organizations from all over Karnataka State participated.

A human rights approach to development means empowering people to make their own decisions, empowering all people to claim their right to opportunities and services made available through pro-poor development programs for which we have to work in ways which would strengthen accountability of the authorities to the people living in poverty, promoting social justice and recognizing that equality matters said Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address to the participants.

Advocate, Robin Christopher & Team who facilitated the trainings introduced the participants to a practical approach to rights based development, made them aware of the principles and practices and how to apply these into planning & implementing the project. The participants were kept engaged through group discussion, sharing life stories and generating debate on how practically the right based approach could be integrated into the ongoing programs.

Mr. Clement Fernandes, Manager-Programs, welcomed the Resource Team & Participants and moderated the sessions. Ms Bhagyamary, CMSSS proposed the vote of thanks.