In 2018, PHAP launched a new training course series on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law with three editions organized in different locations over the year. The number of displaced persons worldwide has reached record high numbers and more and more practitioners working in situations of humanitarian crisis are confronted with increasingly complex challenges related to displacement. This new track of the PHAP Professional Development Program aims at addressing a growing need expressed by humanitarian and policy professionals to better understand relevant legal frameworks and their application in practice in order to strengthen their capacity to respond to legal and policy issues and better protect the rights of those displaced.
The upcoming ten-year anniversary of the AU convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa adopted in Kampala in 2009 (the Kampala Convention) and the presence of over 1.3 million refugees in Uganda, mainly from South Sudan, made the Ugandan capital a natural choice to organise the first edition of this new course on 17-21 September.
For those interested, a brief report is now available from the first edition of this new Core Course and Issue Roundtable series, which took place last month in Kampala, Uganda. The report includes an overview of the program, profile of the participant group, questions raised, and key takeaway points.
In case you or a colleague would be interested in joining for the next opportunity, you can apply for the third edition taking place in Amman/Dead Sea (11-15 November 2019). There are only a few seats still available in this course, so we recommend acting quickly if you would like to participate.
If you have any questions about the course program, participants, facilitation, guest experts, group participation, returning participant discounts, or any other aspect, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us by phone at +41 22 518 04 58.
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