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A rights-based approach to resettlement, international standards and local practices

Degree type
Certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 days
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
Start of program
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Institute for International Education
City
Rotterdam

Program description

The rights-based approach to resettlement, international standards and local practices  course is intended for NFP alumni from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Alumni from other countries from the region can also apply. Alumni are allowed to invite colleagues, if well motivated and to a limited extent. 

The course targets NFP alumni who are professionals occupying positions in different sectors of society, namely local and national government, private sector and NGOs. Participants will be chosen according to their professional experience in one or more of the following topics:  informal settlements, housing rights and evictions, gender and tenure security, livelihoods, land development and management strategies, community-based strategies towards secure and decent housing for all.

The course is also addressed to those alumni working in academic and research institutions who are interested in housing, livelihoods and land development strategies.   

Objectives:
The refresher course aims:

- To provide participants a better understanding, through improved awareness and knowledge, of the importance of a gender sensitive rights-based approach to resettlement. 

- To provide a platform for participants to share experiences, challenges and successes they have experienced in working on resettlement issues.

Course curriculum:
Module 1: Displacement and resettlement literature
Module 2: International laws and guidelines on displacement and resettlement and the rights-based approach.
Module 3: National legislation and policies for resettlement in South Asian countries
Module 4: Gender, displacement and resettlement
Module 5: Local practices and challenges dealing with displacement and resettlement, and the role of the private sector: good and learning cases.

The course utilizes a combination of learning methods such as lectures, films, group discussions, case studies, country-specific presentations, debates, site visits/ excursions, pedagogical games and participants ‘presentations.

Language: All background and course materials will be delivered in English

Admission requirements: A motivation statement expressing how the course will contribute to one’s professional development, and when applicable the link of  past and/or current professional experience and academic research in one or more of the main themes of the course. 

 

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