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We are very pleased to share with you the following 5-module virtual masterclass event on Institutional Responsibility to support SDG 6 and the rights to water and sanitation. This masterclass series is being offered in collaboration with the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and South Africa’s Water Research Commission (WRC). The modules will be offered on the five Wednesdays in May, starting on the 3rd May. The Modules take the form of a one-hour open public lecture, followed by a 90-minute workshop open only to registered workshop participants. Registration to the workshop is offered on a first come first served basis to a limited number of our fee-paying members. For registered participants attending the whole course, a certificate for completion will be issued.
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Participants will gain practical knowledge, templates, ‘how-to’ guides, and exposure to good practices through interactive workshop sessions with other institutions and experts. One goal of the workshop is to set up a community of practice and develop examples of good practice and learning opportunities for sustainable investments in water and sanitation programmes using a Human Rights Based Approach.
Places on the public lectures are freely available to all members, and you are welcome to register on the link
The workshop has a limited number of spaces for our fee-paying members. In order to secure your place on the closed workshop series, please register your interest on this link HERE.
|1. Investment in the rights-based approach for sustainable water solution||3rd May, 12:00-15:00h CET (60 mins lecture, break then 90 mins workshop)||Hosted by Water Research Commission and the South African Human Rights Commission, Michelle Hiestermann and Yuri Ramkissoon.|
Introduction to the topic, SDG 6 and human rights; challenges to achieving 100% equitable access to water and sanitation; the responsibilities for businesses, water authorities, utilities and ministries for protecting human rights, with a focus on water and sanitation; the business case for taking a human rights-based approach, e.g. community support and innovation; how monitoring human rights indicators improves sustainability
|2. The human rights to water and sanitation and corporate due diligence for sustainability||0th May, 12:00-15:00h CET (60 mins lecture, break then 90 mins workshop)||Hosted by the University of Bradford, Dr Pedi Obani.|
Explanation of the criteria and principles, and relation to SDG 6; Relevance of international human rights law for different types of institution; What are corporate due diligence laws for water and the environment; and Why it is important to integrate into national law and policy
|3. Situation analysis from a Human Rights Based Approach||17th May, 12:00-15:00h CET (60 mins lecture, break then 90 mins workshop)||Hosted by International Water Law Expert, Raya Stephan.|
Understanding the capacity gaps for realising HRWS; Causality, the difference between root causes and temporary solutions; Putting vulnerable people first (link to stakeholder engagement)
|4. Stakeholder engagement and going beyond Corporate Social Responsibility||24th May, 12:00-15:00h CET (60 mins lecture, break then 90 mins workshop)||Hosted by Water Research Commission and the South African Human Rights Commission, Michelle Hiestermann and Yuri Ramkissoon.|
An introduction to stakeholder mapping from a human rights perspective; Non-discriminatory processes; Realising meaningful participation; Accountability and Transparency; Developing a stakeholder plan for project development; Systems for stakeholder feedback, grievance, and redress
|5. Human Rights Indicators as a tool for realising SDG 6||31st May, 12:00-15:00h CET (60 mins lecture, break then 90 mins workshop)||Hosted by the University of Bradford, Dr Pedi Obani.|
What are human rights indicators compared to performance indicators; Methodology for designing the priority indicators for monitoring; Engagement with stakeholders for validation and accountability; Monitoring and evaluation of human rights indicators