Document 15803260

Right to Food Curriculum
What is the right to food curriculum?
• Overall Intent: Contribute to strengthening the in-country capacity
to implement the right to food by different state duty bearers and
others (stakeholder groups)
• A compendium of lessons to impart knowledge and
understanding for the implementation of certain right to food tasks
as part of normal responsibilities of different stakeholder groups
• To be used as a reference guide by instructors, teachers and
trainers in developing courses and training programmes
How was the curriculum developed?
• Involving different experts; consultative workshops
• A task and learning content analysis as the start-off point
• Right to food tasks linked to main areas of responsibilities of
different stakeholder groups (target learner groups)
• Identification of needed knowledge to implement right to food
• Formulation of learning objectives
• Outlines of lesson contents to meet learning objectives
Designing of the right to food curriculum
Curriculum Scoping Workshop to discuss the target audience, learning
objectives, and main topic areas that a Right to Food curriculum
should address.
Senior expert and FAO staff to use workshop outputs to prepare a
draft curriculum outline which proposes:
target learner groups,
major learning objectives,
purpose and scope of the curriculum, and
workflows and topics to be covered.
Designing of the right to food curriculum
Consultative workshop with FAO staff, external experts and
representatives from the target audience to:
• listen to the expressed needs of the target audience,
• review and revise the proposed curriculum outline,
• identify additional sources of materials, resources
and authors/experts, and
• explore mechanisms for contributions and
Learning objectives: what the learners are expected to be able to
understand and/or do, once they have completed the lesson.
Guidelines and suggestions for instructors and trainers for
developing the specific contents of the lesson.
Main target learner group or groups (in accordance with the matrix
Learning steps to orient the lesson authors and the instructors and
trainers as to how the lesson content should relate to the normal roles
and responsibilities of members of the target learner group(s); this
orientation is provided in the form of scope notes.
Reference materials which provide information of sources of reference
Reference institutions or organisations: specific expertise related to
the lesson content, and sources of additional information or
For whom is the right to food curriculum?
Target Learner Groups
• Legislators and their staff
• Policy decision makers; politicians
• Civil Servants: Planners, technical staff in public institutions
• Human rights institutions
• Courts and legal officers
• NGOs engaged in right to food work
• Social movements
• Technical cooperation agencies; international financial institutions
What does the curriculum cover?
The Right to Food in (12 thematic Units and 41 lessons):
•Introduction to the Right to Adequate Food
•Roles and Right to Food Tasks
•Assessing Realization of the Right to Food
•Formulation, Implementation and Monitoring of National Laws, Policies and
•Public Budget Planning, Implementation and Monitoring
•Institution Building and Capacity Strengthening
•Human Rights Monitoring and International Reporting on Progress
•Public Information, Education and Advocacy
•Enforceability of, and Access to, Judicial, Quasi-judicial and Administrative
Recourse Systems
•Policy Assistance and Advice by International Agencies
•Respect for and Protection of Human Rights Workers
•Multilateral Negotiations on the Right to Food
•The right to food curriculum outlined here is
unique, not only because of the process by which it
was developed, but also because it stresses the
practical implications of implementing the right to
food at country level.
•To our knowledge there is no other curriculum
outline like this for economic, social and cultural
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