Over two days, 15 and 16 November 2022, the Children Rights Unit at the Center for Human Rights, hosted a training workshop to capacitate selected state officials from varied ministries on strategies to incorporate the impact of Climate Change on children’s Socio-economic Rights in their state reports to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children’s Committee).
The targeted state officials were officials from selected countries, that have recently experienced the adverse impact of climate change (for example, on children’s access to institutions of leaning, health facilities, shelter and food). These countries include; South Africa, Malawi, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe. The method of the training was based on a rights-based approach to incorporate climate change in state party reports. The experts who offered training on the intersection of diverse aspects of Climate Change and Children’s Rights, where drawn from, the academia, research institutions, the African Children’s Committee, the World Bank and UNICEF.