The entrenchment of a human rights culture in Kenya starts with greater understanding of what human rights are. What better place to create this understanding than institutions of learning, which create ideal spaces for exchange of knowledge and ideas borrowed from history and learned from current affairs and emerging issues. Further, we recognize that the youth form a critical mass of future citizens hence promoting human rights friendly education environments is crucial to ensure a global culture of human rights.
Thus, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Laikipia University have partnered to provide a platform for mainstreaming of a human rights culture in both state and non-state actors through evidence based training and practice.
The partnership between the two institutions is strengthened by an MOA signed in 2015. Our joint objectives are:
- To collaborate in research, advocacy and public education.
- To strengthen human rights curriculum that informs higher learning best practice.
- To provide opportunities for capacity building for human rights practitioners through learning opportunities.