Microcredential on Community Engagement: People Centered Approach

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face and Online (Hybrid) 

Duration: 2 weeks

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the Human Development Approach and the Human Rights-based Approach, focusing on methodologies that prioritize people-centered strategies for community development. Participants will delve into the nuances of basic need fulfillment, need analysis, and the balance between needs versus capacities and assets. The course further examines enhancing human capabilities, community capacity-building, asset development, uncovering potential leaders, and ethnodevelopment within the Human Development Approach. Additionally, it covers the application of the Human Rights-based Approach in community engagement, consultation, mobilization, and effective facilitation strategies. Through a blend of theoretical understanding and practical application, this course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to implement development strategies that are both effective and aligned with human rights principles. 

Course Objectives

Understand People-Centered and Human Development Approaches

To provide participants with a deep understanding of people-centered approaches, focusing on fulfilling basic needs, analyzing community needs, and leveraging community capacities and assets. 

Explore Human Rights-based Approaches to Community Engagement

Equip participants with knowledge and skills to apply human rights-based approaches in community engagement, consultation, and mobilization efforts, ensuring that these strategies are inclusive and participatory. 

Develop Skills in Capacity-Building and Facilitation

Foster participants’ ability to build community capacities, uncover and develop potential leaders, and employ effective facilitation strategies in diverse community settings. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will develop the ability to apply people-centered strategies, implement human rights-based approaches, and facilitate community capacity-building for sustainable development.

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