CPJ has offered two batches of its Inaugural Short Course ‘SDG 16: Achieving Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies’. The course offers unique insights on the major issues regarding peace, justice and inclusivity. It describes the evolving roles and challenges of state and non-state actors at different levels in fostering just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The course provides an overview of the sustainable development goals, and focuses on some of the key targets of Goal 16 such as violence, conflict, access to justice, inclusive and strong institutions.
The first batch of the course ran for four weeks, from November 19 – December 13, 2018 under the guidance of the Executive Director of CPJ, Barrister Manzoor Hasan; Dr. Niloy Ranjan Biswas; and Shahariar Sadat. A total of 23 participants completed the course successfully. Among the participants – 12 were male and 11 were female. The distinguished guests, Ms Haruno Nakashiba of UNHCR; Mr Fazlul Huq of Madaripur Legal Aid Association; Brig General Zakir Hossain of NSI; Ms Mia Seppo of UN; Mr Asif Saleh of BRAC, among others, were invited as guest lecturers in the short course.
Second Round of the course was offered in April, 2019 after the successful completion of the first batch. A total of 15 students participated in the course.
Prior to introducing the short course, CPJ conducted a market assessment of short courses under the ‘Academic Programme’ of CPJ, which was implemented by LightCastle Partners during August – September 2018.
Director, Academic and Legal Empowerment
Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University