Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Albertine region have commended the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda for organizing training to equip HRDs with security management tips.

This was after the NCHRDU conducted a two day training between June 6 and 7 2017 at Kabalega Resort in Masindi district. This was aimed at building the capacity of HRDs and their organisations in the sub-region  in security management.

NCHRDU’s Joan Nabaale explains the objectives of the coalition to the HRDs

At least 35 HRDs working in various fields were diligently taken through steps on how to safeguard their information. The HRDs including 22 males and 13 females were also taken through mechanisms through which they could recover from information loss.

The NCHRDU believes in galvanizing skills from centers of excellence among member HRD organizations in the country. As such, the two day training was facilitated by Leon Nsiku from Defend Defenders one of the 9 NCHRDU Board of Directors founding organizations.

Participants were taken through mock security strategies to give them a sense of possible dangers and risks in case sensitive information they possess ends up in the hands of wrong people.

 

Participants engage in a group exercise to identify threats and generate possible mitigation measures

Sam Nkuba, the NCHRDU focal person for the  Albertine sub region highlighted the importance of such a training to the different defenders in the region and commended the coalition for the regular training set up to help them combat the different challenges in their work.