Consultative Workshop to support the development of a Draft MA Curriculum on the rights of children
In the context of the STRACE project it is currently implementing, the Center for Human Rights organized a consultative workshop to support the development of an MA curriculum on the rights of children on 28 December 2018 in Ghion hotel.
Prompted by its strong experience with providing consultancy services and conducting research on the topic of the rights of children, the Center for Human Rights has been working on the development of a multidisciplinary MA program on the rights of children. The anticipated MA program intends to graduate highly qualified professionals who combine a thorough knowledge on the rights of children with understanding about and skills to address human rights and social problems faced by children.
The workshop was organized to present the draft curriculum prepared by the curriculum development committee to a wide range of stakeholders and to solicit the lattes’ feedback. After his opening speech, Dr Christophe Van der Beken, multidisciplinary human rights education and training sub-project coordinator, presented the findings of the needs assessment that provided the necessary base for the development of the draft curriculum. Next, Mr Fasil Mulatu, chair of the curriculum development committee, and Dr Emebet Mulugeta, curriculum development committee member, presented the process of curriculum development and the curriculum itself. In the subsequent plenary discussion, a wide range of participants, drawn from governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations as well as from academia, provided extensive feedback in the form of comments and questions. The feedback was registered and all curriculum development committee members assured that they would carefully consider the inputs in the further development of the curriculum.