The Training of Trainers (TOT) on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was held on June 24-28, 209 at the Newtown Plaza Hotel in Baguio City.
After the Preliminaries, Session 1 looked at the Context and Framework (facilitated by Mr. Rene Clemente of ALG), then Session 2 was on Specific Rights and Obligations, Roles and Responsibilities under ESCR. Under Session 2, there was a presentation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (by Ms. Christa Balonkita and Mr. Aaron Cayabyab of CHR), the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040 (by Engr. Gregorio Ariz of NEDA CAR), and the DSSP Kapayapaan (by Lt. Col. Edward Esquivias of AFP Human Rights Office).
Then came the ESCR thematic sessions: Session 3 was on Agrarian Reform (facilitated by Atty. Gian Miko Arabejo of ALG); Session 4 was on Labor (facilitated by Atty. Ian Gencianeo of SALIGAN); Session 5 was on Indigenous Peoples (facilitated by Atty. Gian Miko Arabejo of ALG), and; Session 6 was on Mining (facilitated by Mr. Arjay Barrios of LRC).
The next sessions focused on enhancing the skills of the participants as trainers: Session 7 was on Popular Education and Facilitation Techniques (facilitated by Mr. Rene Clemente of ALG); Session 8 was on Creation of Lesson Plans and Demonstration Teaching of Selected Modules; Session 9 was initial planning for strengthening of the local Core Group, and; Session 10 was a Workshop on Monitoring & Evaluation of the CBD project.
This is an activity under the “Community-Based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection” Project, a project jointly implemented by the ALG, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (through the AFP Human Rights Office), the Philippine National Police (through the Directorate for Human Resources and Doctrine Development-Training Service/Regional Specialized Training Units/DHRDD-TS/RSTUs and the Human Rights Affairs Office/HRAO), the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany (HSF).