West African Regional Learning Program on Budget Analysis and ESC Rights

Open to organizations working and located on West African countries
Start Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2007 - 00:00
End Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 00:00
Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy, International Budget Project, International Human Rights Internship Program, FUNDAR and ESCR-Net
Monrovia, Liberia

Application deadline: January 17, 2007

Open to: Organizations based and Working in West Africa

The West African Regional Program is being organized at the initiative of the Foundation for the Human Rights and Democracy (FOHRD), in partnership with the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR – Net), Fundar - Centro de Análisis e Investigación, the International Budget Project (IBP) and the International Human Rights Internship Program (IHRIP).

The West African Regional Learning Program on Budget Analysis and ESC Rights is aimed at activists involved in development work, social and economic justice movements, human rights organizations and applied budget groups based in and working in West African countries. Program participants will acquire the basic skills needed to read and analyze budgets, assess situations within a rights framework, and relate budgets to economic, social and cultural rights obligations. They will also explore how these combined skills can be used in their ongoing advocacy efforts. The 1st International Learning Program on Budget Analysis and ESC Rights was held in Alcochete, Portugal in March 2005 while the 2nd Program was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2006. The demand for and success of those first and second Programs demonstrates a need to offer the learning opportunity to more organizations—this time limited to those in West Africa.

To Apply:

Please read the attached Call for Applications and send by email, fax or mail a completed Application Form (also attached) and a letter of organizational endorsement to ESCR-Net, no later than 17 January 2007 (application must arrive by this date):

Email to: info@escr-net.org (please put "Budget Application" in the subject title of the email), or
+1 (212) 681 1241, or
Ordinary mail: ESCR-Net
BA Application 211 East 43rd Street, Room #906
New York, NY 10017

If you wish to joint the existing discussion group on budgets and ESCR, send a blank email to ESCR-Budgets-subscribe@yahoogroups.com