HREA Introduces ICT Course for NGOs


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) presents course E065 titled ‘Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights Work’ for information and communication staff members of NGOs and inter-governmental organisations.

The e-learning course comes up from February 12 to April 29, 2014. It is an 11-weeks course that involves 50 hours of online lectures, webinars, reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructors and assignments.

Participants will be introduced to proven methods of using ICTs and social media to promote their human rights work. Their knowledge on effective use of web sites, databases, social media such as facebook, twitter for advocacy campaigns, training and information management will be enhanced.

The course will be a participatory exercise and participants should come with ideas about how their individual organisations can integrate or further develop the use of ICTs and social media within the organisation.

A certificate of participation will be issued to participants upon successful completion of the course.

Course outline

Week 1: Using ICTs and social media: special considerations for human rights work
Week 2: Assessment of use of ICTs and social media in participants’ organisations
Week 3: Outreach and information dissemination
Week 4: Advocacy and campaigning
Week 5: “Open week”
Week 6: Information management
Week 7: Online collaboration
Week 8: Online and e-learning
Week 9: “Open week”
Week 10: Online fundraising
Week 11: Peer-review of project(s) developed during the course

Prospective candidates who are responsible for information and communication policy/programmes should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.

Tuition fee for participants is $ 725. There are currently no scholarships or discounted rates available for this course.

HREA is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.