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What does “business & human rights” mean, and how can we bring about a healthy relationship between the two?

IPIS training in Business & Human Rights is a comprehensive two-day training targeting multi-stakeholder audiences (business, civil society and government agents) and covering a wide range of themes:
Business & human rights as a legal/ theoretical concept; Using the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights; State obligations vs. business responsibilities; Due diligence; Current issues in business & human rights; The role of civil society at the national, regional and international level; Engaging with the private sector; Investigating corporate conduct; Holding companies to account. (Training period: 2 days.)

Materials
Summary of and reflections on the training: "Business and human rights in Uganda - What's on the Agenda?"
The presentation (via Prezi)

Working language: the module has been developed in English and targets English-speaking East Africa. It can be translated into other languages and adapted to other contexts upon demand.

For whom?
  • Business
  • State Agencies
  • Civil Society Organizations (all – advocacy and research)



Implementing due diligence requirements in the supply chains of minerals from high risk areas

IPIS Due Diligence training is a one-day (potentially two-day) training that provides an understanding of current legal and soft law standards applicable to the supply chains of minerals (3Ts and gold) from conflict-affected and high- risk areas. The training will enable your company /organization to understand how responsible supply chains of minerals should look like and what it means for companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices. (Training period: 1-2 days).

Working language: the module has been developed in English and French and targets Central Africa, namely the countries that are members of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. It can be translated into other languages and adapted to other contexts upon demand.

For whom?

  • Business
  • Stat Agencies
  • Civil Society Organizations (all – advocacy and research)



The human right to water and sanitation.

IPIS training module on the human right to water is designed to raise awareness on the importance of the right to water and sanitation. The training gives an outline of: The legal basis of the right to water at the international level; Water and sanitation challenges faced by the poor and most vulnerable groups; Role and responsibilities of governments with respect to the right to water and sanitation; Bringing national concerns to the international level; Methods of advocacy. (Training period: 2 days)

Material

IPIS Video - The Human Right to Water (English)
IPIS Video - Droit à l'eau (French)
The Presentation in English (via Prezi)
The Presentation in French (via Prezi)


Working language: the module has been developed in English and French, but does not have a specific regional focus. It contains lessons learned that span globally and are applicable to all communities/ regions facing a water and sanitation challenge. It can be translated into other languages and tailored to a specific context upon demand.

For whom?

  • Civil Society Organizations (all – advocacy and research).



Strategic stakeholder engagement (SSE) in large-scale projects.

IPIS training on stakeholder engagement aims at rendering SSE a truly fruitful experience for both companies and civil society organizations. Recognizing that most companies understand the need of engaging NGOs and affected communities in their decisions but struggle to achieve real dialogue, IPIS training filters out what engagement strategies have been successful and enables companies and civil society to have a more structured conversation around SSE and the creation of shared value. (Training period: 1-2 days)

Working language: the module has been developed in English and French, and does not have a specific regional focus. It contains lessons learned that span globally and are applicable to all large-scale projects in the extractive sector. It can be translated into other languages and tailored to a specific context upon demand.

For whom?

  • Business
  • Civil Society Organizations (all – advocacy and research)

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