Delivering thematic training programs

Graphic: NHRI staff participating in an APF course

The APF offers a broad range of training programs that help build the professional skills and strengthen the capacity of Commissioners and staff working in our member institutions.

We also offer an innovative capacity assessment project that supports our members to identify the skills and capacity they need to be strong and effective national human rights institutions.

Our thematic training programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of APF members and individual participants.

Our approach

We use a blended learning approach to deliver our training, combining online learning and discussions - usually held over four weeks - with a face-to-face workshop.

Up to 30 participants are involved in each course. They are expected to contribute to weekly online discussions and to submit regular, short assignments.

As part of the workshop, participants are generally asked to develop a set of practical "action points" on the training theme, for implementation by their respective national human rights institutions.

Training takes place in English and Arabic (since 2014) and we use expert presenters – including APF Master Trainers drawn from our members – to lead the programs.

All training courses are evaluated to ensure that they meet the needs of our members.

We also invite our members to provide information about their training needs on an annual basis, which we use to guide the ongoing development and delivery of our training program.

Manual - full

Manual on National Human Rights Institutions

06 Aug 2015  
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  1. NHRI staff participating in an APF course - APF/Michael Power