Course Date Location Course fee: Click to Register (Group)
Start Date: 05/12/2022 End Date: 16/12/2022 Nairobi Kenya $ 2,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 13/11/2023 End Date: 24/11/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 2,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group


This advanced e-learning course introduces staff members of (international) development agencies and NGOs to child rights-based approaches. A child rights-based approach is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international children’s rights standards and operationally directed to promoting, protecting and fulfilling children’s human rights. Essentially, a child rights-based approach integrates the norms, standards and principles of the international human rights system into the plans, policies and processes of programme development for children.

The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. The course instructor will provide individualised feedback where appropriate. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions. 

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation


·      Participants will deepen their knowledge about project and programme development from a child rights perspective. 

·      They will learn how to apply the principles of children’s right to be heard, non-discrimination, and best interests, as well as about accountability to various phases of project planning and implementation. 

·      The course will focus on practical tools for child rights situation assessment, programme planning, implementation, child rights indicators, and monitoring and evaluation within the child rights-based conceptual framework.

Course Duration

This certificate course involves approximately 10 days.

Who should Attend

The course is intended for staff members of development and children’s rights/social justice organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies like UNICEF. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. It is assumed that applicants are familiar with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and with the basic concepts of programming (e.g. the programme cycle, including: situation analysis, setting priorities, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), and have a basic understanding of good practice in child advocacy or relief and development work. Human Rights Campus aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.

Course outline

1.    Foundations: Introduction to the Core Concepts of Childhoods and a Human Rights-based Approach

2.    Children’s Rights Standards and Principles

3.    Child Rights Systems and Institutions

4.    Key Components and Principles of Child Rights Programming

5.    Child Participation – Children as Active Agents

6.    Child Rights Situation Analysis

7.    Programme Design and Implementation

8.    Child Rights Programming: Case Study

9.    Monitoring and Evaluaton

10. Becoming a Child Rights-Focused Organisation

General Notes

·      The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·      The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

·      Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·      The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

·      All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

·      Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: or Tel: +254 724592901

·      This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.


For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to


Payments are due upon registration. Payment should be sent to our Bank account before commencement of training and proof of payment sent to