Human Rights Law Centre

African Prisons Project: restoring dignity and hope to prisoners in Africa

A100, Law and Social Sciences, University Park
Wednesday 15th November 2017 (13:00-14:00)

HRLC is pleased to announce that Kirat Kalyan, Secondment Manager at African Prisons Project (APP), will visit Nottingham and give a talk on the work of APP. The talk will take place from 1-2pm in A100, Law and Social Sciences Building.

APP was founded by University of Nottingham alumnus Alexander McLean, who was spurred into action after witnessing the poor living conditions of prisoners whilst doing voluntary work in Uganda. On his return to the UK he established APP as a student society here in Nottingham. APP gradually grew to become the organisation it is today, working to restore dignity and hope to prisoners in Africa.

As part of its work, APP runs intensive secondment programmes for African prison officers in the UK to learn about the penal system, through workshops and meetings with representatives from the police, the courts, the Ministry of Justice, prison, probation and resettlement services. HRLC provides the academic leg of the programme through a three-day short course on Imprisonment and Human Rights.

Kirat is responsible for the design, delivery and management of all aspects of the secondment programme with particular focus on developing and training capable prison governors to train others in UK and East Africa.

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