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CSO's and Media Practitioners Training Ends

Oct 20, 2008, 6:05 AM | Article By: Soury Camara & Njie Baldeh

A three-day training workshop for civil society organisations and media practitioners ended last Friday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

The training, organised by the African Centre for Human and People's Rights (ACDHRS), brought together more than 35 participants drawn from various organisations including the media.

The objective of the training, among others, was to sensitise and strengthen the civil society organisations and media practitioners in relation to the general theme of the training. This focuses on human rights in Africa, human rights and its challenges to the work of the CSO's and ways of finding possible solutions.

In her welcoming remarks, the Executive Director of the African Centre on Human and People's Rights, Mrs Hannah Foster, gave an overview of the current situations with respect to Human Rights in Africa and the role and functions of the ACDHRS.

However, the training was divided into groups namely Commissioners, Government and Civil Society Organisations in a bid to look into the challenges and solutions of the theme of the training.

The training was funded by the United Nations Development Fund and Action Aid-The Gambia.