HRC to launch online training course for young professionals in Asia

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May 26, 2023
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Humanity Research Consultancy (HRC) will be running an online training course together with USAID Asia Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), a regional USAID-funded counter-trafficking project with support from Winrock International, from the 4th July – 29th August 2023.

The 9-week course is designed for early career professionals from the Asia region who would like to work or have just started working in counter trafficking and slavery, in either programming/implementation or research.

We recognise the gap in capacity in Asia’s counter human trafficking efforts when it comes to local expertise. Organisations often struggle to find qualified local professionals for research projects, resulting in an over representation of international consultants or staff. Our aim is to equip early career professionals in Asia with the knowledge and appropriate skills needed to work directly on research or manage research projects on countering human trafficking in the region.

Individuals who fit the following profiles are welcome to apply for the course:

  • Early career professionals in Asia with backgrounds in human rights, international development, social work or a relative field
  • Early career professionals and staff working in local counter trafficking NGOs

Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

The course will cover a variety of topics including addressing key areas of uncertainty in human trafficking, approaches to research and data collection, victim identification and safeguarding, the wider impacts of human trafficking, and guidance on analysis and professional writing. The courses will be taught by professionals and researchers with extensive experience in the field of human trafficking.

Participants will work towards a final project in small groups throughout the course. The groups will be tasked with researching and collecting data, using the skills they acquire each week, and will present their findings in a group presentation in the final week.

Applications will be open from the 29th May – 21st June 2023 and will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline is subject to change based on the volume of applications (this means apply as early as possible).

Be sure to apply if you are eligible and interested!

Disclaimer: This course is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of HRC, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.