Participation of 15 Senior Staff of the AIHRC in a Capacity Building Program at Jindal Global University (JGU) of India
Based on its Action Plan, the AIHRC in order to enhance its staff capacity, organized a capacity building program entitled “Promotion of Human Rights, the Law and Management” in India. This program was conducted in cooperation with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission through O.P. Jindal Global University in Haryana State for six days (21-26 of Hoot 1395). This program was attended by 15 staff members from the HQs headed by Mr. Shukrullah Danish, Head of Financial Affairs of the AIHRC.
At the beginning, leadership board of Jindal Global University warmly welcomed the AIHRC’s staff and then Prof. Dr. Morty, Executive Director of Jindal Global University presented information about work programs of Jindal University. Later on, on behalf of the participants, Mr. Shukrullah Danish, the Head of the AIHRC’s Financial Affairs while expressing his thanks to Jindal Global University for providing this training program, delivered information about the establishment, structure, duties and mandates as well as working activities of the AIHRC.
During this six-day workshop, very important and basic subjects such as leadership, conflict resolution and analysis, management, human rights and international humanitarian laws, financial management and budgeting, human resource management, project management were explained clearly and comprehensively by Indian professors, and the participates took an active part in the discussions, analysis and review of the subjects as well as solutions to overcome the challenges and problems. The participants played an active role in this workshop exchanged their views and experiences that are referred to as follows:
- Conflict Analysis and Management: In this regard, Dr. Rago Sharma, presented a speech entitled, “Conflict Analysis and Management”. He stated that India is a multinational and multi-ethnic country, and the conflicts in this country are similar to those in Afghanistan. He pointed out the conflicts in Kashmir, Assam and border conflicts with China, Bangladesh and Nepal happened in the past. In addition, he discussed the outbreak of conflicts, their short and long-term solutions process and settlements in India, and described how India dealt with the conflicts.
- Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws: Very important and basic information on human rights, international humanitarian laws and Four Geneva Conventions were discussed. Then, emphasis was made on the nature of these laws in the times of war and after war conditions. Later, the staff of the AIHRC shared their experiences about international humanitarian laws, war laws, observance of humanitarian laws, and protection of civilians and prevention of civilian casualties.
- Financial and budget Management: other important issues discussed in this training workshop were financial and budgetary issues, including financial decision-making, budgeting, activity-based reporting and other financial subjects. It was emphasized that accountability, transparency and compliance with international norms and standards are very important in financial affairs, and it observance lead to enhancement of credibility in an organization.
- Human Resources Management: Human resource management was another important discussion in this workshop in which issues like how to manage the process of employment to achieve the goals set by an organization. Subsequently, scientific method and mechanisms of selection of competent staff, capacity building and creation of motivation among the staff and effective methods of staff evaluation were discussed in this workshop.
- Project Planning and Management: Project management was another important topic of discussion in this workshop. Setting goals, identification of activities and proper implementation of activities is considered very important in achieving the project goals. The role of management and leadership in planning and implementation of projects was discussed as an important subject. During a practical work, Prof. Dr. Tappan Kumar Panda demonstrated the characteristics and specialty of a good leader.
During this six-day training program, the senior staff of the AIHRC had active participation in various parts of this program. While learning many important and basic lessons, they shared their human rights knowledge and experiences with Indian professors, which were warmly received. At the end of this training program the participants paid a visit to the National Human Rights Commission of India and received information about their work procedures and achievements in various
Areas of human rights. Then Staff of the AIHRC shared their experiences in their respective areas of work, and exchanged views with Indian teammates. In addition to exchanging information and sharing views and experiences the Indian Human Rights Commissioners highlighted the close relation between the two commissions and emphasized on further strengthening of relations between the two credible national human rights institutions in India and Afghanistan.
At the end of this program, Mr. Morti and Mrs. Anorada on behalf of Jindal Global University while summing up the major subjects of this training workshop, emphasized on continuation of such workshops and meetings. He added that through holding of such workshops and meetings we can share more of our lessons learned and exchange our information, experiences and knowledge, and use the best of each other’s experience in the future. In addition, the leadership of Jindal Global University mentioned about important activities and achievements made by the AIHRC in the promotion and realization of human rights values in the region as well as the reports and researches conducted by the AIHRC. Afterwards, Mr. Shukrullah Danish, Mr. Najibullah Babrakzai and Mr. Mohammad Belal Sediqi, while expressing gratitude and appreciation for hospitality and holding such program, on behalf of the AIHRC, talked about the nature of holding such workshops and its important achievements. At the end, Indian professors distributed certificates to the participants of this workshop.