Strengthening the capacity of African minorities and indigenous peoples to advocate for the implementation of African regional and international standards
This evaluation reviewed a project run between 2005 and 2008 to enable minority communities in Africa to access and make use of the African Commission on Peoples and Human Rights and the African Union. It involved training, supported advocacy nationally and internationally as well as some research and publications.
“The evaluation finds that the implementation of the project not was without problems. The management of the partnership was affected by power imbalances between the partners. This was created mainly by communication problems and the failure of one partner to meet its funding undertakings. The project was also not able to hold joint seminars with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as had been planned.
In spite of the above, the project was largely successful; the project’s most successful activity was the training which brought together representatives from several minority rights NGOs and built their capacity on the workings and opportunities of the regional and international human rights systems.”