Trainings on 'internally displaced'

01 Sep 2006

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In order to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in specific awareness-raising and capacity development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)-related issues, UNDP has been organizing training workshops with the Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (NRC/IDMC) in Turkey.

New Horizons - The second of these workshops will be held in Van in Eastern Turkey from 4-7 September 2006, as a ‘Training of Trainers' session. Aiming to enhance local capacity on IDP-related issues, 20 participants from different NGOs, who also participated in the first workshop, are invited to this seminar.

The first of the training workshops was held in Ankara on 8-9 June 2006 with 34 participants, who represented 24 NGOs which work in the field of human rights, legal issues and service-delivery for the IDPs.

The second of these workshops will be held in Van in Eastern Turkey from 4-7 September 2006, as a ‘Training of Trainers' session. Aiming to enhance local capacity on IDP-related issues, 20 participants from different NGOs, who also participated in the first workshop, are invited to this seminar.

The first of the training workshops was held in Ankara on 8-9 June 2006 with 34 participants, who represented 24 NGOs which work in the field of human rights, legal issues and service-delivery for the IDPs.

An overview of all participants and the speaker is Christophe Beau in the NGO Capacity Building Workshop on 8-9 June  2006

IDP Action Plan meeting in Van

Another activity concerning the plight of Internally Displaced Persons, “Provincial IDP Response Action Plan Meeting”, will be held, also in Van on 29 September, 2006. The purpose of this meeting is to publicize the Provincial IDP Response Action Plan, which is formulated by using policy recommendations of local stakeholders, findings of situational and preference analysis conducted in Van and reports of the national consultants. Along with local stakeholders, there will be representatives from the European Commission, Ministry of Interior, State Planning Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant stakeholders.