The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) are convening a series of dialogues across world regions to gather valuable inputs and recommendations from experts and key stakeholders to inform the ICAR/DIHR National Action Plans (NAPs) Project. The NAPs Project is aimed at developing a comprehensive Toolkit to support national implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), including through the development of baseline studies, NAPs, and reporting mechanisms to give practical effect to the UNGPs.
On 25 November 2013, Global Rights hosted the NAPs Project’s African Civil Society Dialogue in Accra, Ghana as part of its African Regional Civil Society Convening on Human Rights and Business. The Dialogue included 21 civil society leaders from 13 different African countries. The NAPs Project Team extends its thanks to all participants for their time and for sharing their insights and experiences with the Team, as well as to Lien De Brouckere from Global Rights for her excellent leadership and collaboration in this endeavor. Click here to view a summary of the African Civil Society Dialogue.
On 28 November 2013, the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) hosted the NAPs Project’s Dialogue with NANHRI Members in Accra, Ghana as part of its 9th Biennial Conference on the theme of “Business and Human Rights: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).” The Dialogue involved over 50 NHRI representatives from across the African region. The NAPs Project Team extends its thanks to all participants for their time and for sharing their insights and experiences with the Team, as well as to NANHRI for its excellent leadership and collaboration in this endeavor. Click here to view a summary of the Dialogue with NANHRI Members.