In-country programme (2017-2019)
Since the foundation of UPR Info in 2008, a key priority for the organisation has been to support civil society, governments, independent institutions and other actors to collectively remain active throughout the full cycle of the UPR. The 2017-2019 In-country programme therefore seeks to contribute to enabling UPR frameworks at the domestic level consisting of: robust national human rights follow-up systems; nationwide civil society UPR coalitions; and meaningful partnerships between CSOs and the government. Specifically, the programme is comprised of five interlinked steps, offering a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about the UPR, and to fine-tune their strategies. Each step is carefully designed in close cooperation with national partners in order to address concrete needs at national level.
The In-country programme is jointly coordinated by staff at UPR Info's headquarters in Geneva and its Africa regional office, based in Nairobi, Kenya. UPR Info Africa offers strategic support for national UPR partners across the region.
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