Africa Unite in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights and alumni from the African continent hosted a three-day workshop, bringing together 10-15 African Alumni from various African countries. The workshop, held from 14h to 17th June 2012 at the Goedgedacht Farm in Malmesbury aimed to achieve the dual purpose of a.) facilitating reconnection with and solidarity between African Alumni from various African countries and b.) strengthen the capacities of African Alumni to undertake research, advocacy and constituency building activities with respect to human rights monitoring and education in their respective countries.
The weekend, starting with the opening ceremony at the Cape Town Civic Centre, was a huge success. The group of African Alumni, after a day of discussion on the human rights issues affecting various countries across the continent, worked towards creating a new organization that would nerve as a network for the variety of African Alumni endeavors across the continent. The group plans on formalizing the structure in the next couple of weeks and moving forward as soon as possible.
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