Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation, SIDA, has applied a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) since 2003. It is a compulsory approach in Sweden’s development cooperation. The implementation has followed the UN Common Understanding and good international practice but is has also been a process of ‘learning by doing’. Tools have been developed and training for staff has been implemented. A recent evaluation shows that the application of a HRBA has led to a number of important results. Moreover, it emphasises that SIDA staff and implementing partners need better knowledge of the approach to be able to systematically apply it in a comprehensive way.
In this webinar, SIDA's Lead Policy Specialist Democracy and Human Rights, Birgitta Weibahr, and Senior Programme Manager/Specialist, Charlotte Ståhl, will discuss SIDA's human rights based approach to development and the results of the recent evaluation, drawing insights for its future application.
- Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven
- Geoffroy Matagne, Université de Liège
- Birgitta Weibahr, Lead Policy Specialist Democracy and Human Rights, SIDA
- Charlotte Ståhl, Senior Programme Manager/Specialist, SIDA
Event Type: Webinar
Date: March 10, 2021