The Ngamiland Human Rights Conference is the first human rights conference to be held in Maun. The conference takes place from the 6th – 10th of December 2016 and is a component of the NgamiRights Project. Participants from across Botswana will engage in workshops, meetings, panel discussions and other interactive activities. The theme of the conference will be aligned to the Human Rights Day 2016 theme, which is Stand up for Someone’s Rights Today!
The conference will be the first step in defining a human rights agenda for the Ngamiland. This will assist in development of a transformative strategy for engagement of the government nationally, regionally and internationally (especially at the United Nations). The conference will engage NCONGO members, development partners, non-NCONGO member organizations, government sectors who are partners in human rights projects, funding partners and secondary school students involved in student associations from 3 Maun senior secondary schools.
The conference is now closed for applications and will not be open to the public. However, the commemoration on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, will be open to the community! Participants and community members will be encouraged on Human Rights Day to march through Maun towards Maun Stadium where there will be a chance to socialize and engage with other members of civil society.