22nd November 2014

CEPS is hosting the focus group session with CSOs and NGOs for Blandford Consulting, towards the study of National Human Rights Institutions in Africa.The date scheduled for the meeting is tomorrow Tuesday the 25th of November, between 10am to 12pm at the CEPS Conference room.

Blandford Consulting has been appointed on behalf of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to conduct a study on the state and performance of African Human Rights Institutions (NHRI). The overall objective of the assignment is to establish the state of NHRIs, highlight good practices, identify gaps and capacity challenges and identify key elements, frameworks and tools that can be recommended for further discussion and subsequent adoption by policy makers in Africa.

The project aims to look at National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in Africa, with special focus on 9 different African countries. The Seychelles Human Rights Commission has been chosen as one of the 9 NHRIs that will be featured in this study. We will be focusing on 6 different key thematic themes, namely:
1. Establishment and Oversight of the NHRI
2. Independence of the NHRI
3. NHRI Financing
4. Rights base Service Delivery and Development
5. Capacity of the NHRI
6. Stakeholder Engagement
Blandford Consulting would like to engage with key stakeholders of the Seychelles Human Rights Commission on what you believe the biggest challenges currently being faced with regards to these thematic areas including how the Seychelles Human Rights Commission engages with your organisations. Please discuss with your members and kindly confirm participation by calling the CEPS Communication & Membership Department on 4325552.