Working with PIANGO and CCF (Fiji), DTP organised a workshop in Fiji with DTP alumni from Fiji, Papua New Guinea/Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
I was fortunate to be one of the 12 participants from the pacific that was selected who are currently working in different organisations and communities on Justice and Peace for their respective countries. About 3000 people have already undertaken this training over the last 30 years with Queensland University, Australia and are involved in bringing changes to their countries.
Over 3 days DTP alumni from the 1990s through to the 2020’s reflected on the value of DTP’s contribution to their work for Democracy, human rights, Justice delivery and discussed the current context and priority needs for human rights advocacy training, and building DTP’s alumni networks. Following the workshop DTP Trainers Professor Joshua Cooper and Arul Prakash, led training updates on the Universal Periodic Review( UPR), treaty body reporting, Voluntary National Reviews(VNR) together with Video Digital Advocacy tools that can help in our work for Reporting and Monitoring Injustices to Man and Creation. DTP valued the involvement of its International network and is very much contributing to capacity building of people who work for Justice and Peace in their communities.