Education and Training to Promote Access to Justice
 

A participant in Dhaka is preparing to present her group's work, September, 2013

A participant in Dhaka is preparing to present her group's work, September, 2013

Human resources within any system of justice are a key determinant of how well it is able to deliver justice fairly and efficiently and while promoting human rights and rehabilitation of offenders. The responsibilities of those in the justice sector are among the most complex and demanding of any public sector and that high-quality training and education are essential if these responsibilities are to be met. Our services extend from the design and delivery officer and staff training to the development of curricula, teaching materials and comprehensive programmes of professional development.

Methodology and Approach

A training of trainers group work session in Ukraine, led by Hans Wahl, November 2014

A training of trainers group work session in Ukraine, led by Hans Wahl, November 2014

Our approach to education and training is dynamic, experience-based and highly interactive. While drawing upon decades of our experience and a rich body of resource and reference materials, every programme is individually tailored to the needs and objectives of the agency or organisation involved. The training approach focuses on the transfer of knowledge, skills and understanding while keeping in mind the goals of creating sustainable behavioural and organisational change. With that in mind, we have developed a speciality in the use of a training of trainers approach so as to ensure the skills and expertise to carry out on-going training and educational programmes are established and retained locally.

Training programmes are rigorous and focused on clearly defined outcomes and thoroughly evaluated. They are always delivered in local language or with interpretation.

Expertise and Experience

Our practitioners have an unparalleled depth and breath of experience from work in nearly every part of the globe. They are able to combine pedagogical rigor with a wealth of expertise on justice issues from children and women to legal procedures and human rights. The GJG network and our practice of developing strong local partnerships, enables us to draw upon best practices from around the world, integrate those with national legislation and within a framework of international standards. GJG’s experts have designed and delivered tailored training programmes for audiences as diverse as the judiciary in Pakistan and barristers in the UK to probation officers in Kenya paralegals in Malawi, police trainers in Afghanistan, and village mediators in Sierra Leone. Programmes are individualised, engaging and constructed to create sustainable behavioural change. They often include key actors as well as relevant stakeholders to insure systemic change.

Group work in Kabul, April 2014

Group work in Kabul, April 2014

Contact Us

For a summary of GJG’s training experience, the programmes we have developed and to begin discussions on how our training and educational expertise could help your organisation, contact Hans Wahl at: hwahl@governancejustice.org