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​An innovative approach to human rights learning

Graphic: Faso Aishath and Kate Turner-Mann use the mobile-based APF learning platform

NHRI staff in the Asia Pacific will soon be able to connect and share in new ways, with the APF set to roll out a mobile-friendly learning platform.

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Staff of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) will soon be able to connect with each other and share information in a whole new way, with the APF set to roll out a mobile-friendly learning platform.

The new learning platform – FUSE – will allow participants on APF training programs to watch videos, read posts, take part in discussions and share content directly from their phones or computers.

"Our goal is to make learning as accessible and as collaborative as possible," said Kate Turner-Mann, APF Regional Training Manager.

"We want to make sure that NHRI staff have ready access to content that will help them in their work, in ways that fit with their busy schedules," she said.

"FUSE also links directly to popular social media platforms, like Facebook, that most people are using on a daily basis."

The APF's new learning platform has been developed in partnership with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, as part of the EU-NHRI capacity building project.


We are excited that NHRI staff members will have a powerful and convenient way to connect, collaborate and learn.

Asia Pacific Forum Logo Kate Turner-Mann, APF Regional Training Manager

The first training program using the FUSE platform – on monitoring economic, social and cultural rights - will take place in August 2018.

As with the APF's current approach to training, the online learning will be supplemented by a face-to-face workshop where participants can share their diverse experiences and apply their new skills to concrete projects within their NHRIs.

The new learning platform will also help strengthen links between members of the APF's professional networks, Ms Turner-Mann said.

"For example, members of the APF Facilitators Network will have a private group where they can ask questions, exchange ideas or share new resources to help build better practice," she said.

Date: 23 May 2018


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  1. Faso Aishath and Kate Turner-Mann use the mobile-based APF learning platform - APF/James Iliffe