HIC Co-learning Spaces – the Habitat International Coalition is an active member of the Global Platform for the Right to the City – are cross-regional, multi-session encounters open to all HIC Members, Friends, and allies to generate and multiply emancipatory learning practices applied on the defense of human rights related to habitat and the right to the city. Each co-learning space will be hosted over an extended time period, mostly online, facilitated by HIC Members with the support of HIC and the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) programme.
Find out all the info about this initiative on the Habitat International Coalition website.
Background and objectives
Together with advocacy, a variety of learning practices are at the core of how HIC connects cross-regionally and builds social force collectively to effect systemic change. aluable precedents in the history of HIC include the HIC-Academy and many other spaces and tools developed to exchange knowledge practices within and between regions.
The everyday practices of HIC Members and allies are valuable for the ongoing work of defending, promoting and ensuring human rights related to habitat and the right to the city. Whether implicitly or explicitly, many HIC Members engage in transformative pedagogies that are a means of inspiration and learning. For this reason, s one of the main requests from HIC Members during the HIC General Assembly in February 2021 was to strengthen cross-regional interaction, mobilization, networking and communication.
At the same time HIC and the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) programme have been engaging in an ongoing discussion about emancipatory pedagogies and strategies to activate learning for collective action.
The HIC co-learning spaces are cross-regional, multi-session learning opportunities for interested HIC Members, Friends and allies to generate and multiply emancipatory learning practices based on human rights related to habitat and the right to the city.
They have emerged as a response to HIC Member priorities to strengthen social force of HIC. Their objectives include:
– Enhancing communication and critical consciousness of collective ways of thinking and acting in a transformative way.
– Building and nurturing bridges across different geographies that face similar challenges and responses.
– Building social force: Beyond traditional modes of training, the HIC co-learning spaces engage with learning as a practice of activating political change, developing our collective muscle and social force.
Find out all the info about this initiative on the Habitat International Coalition website and join this initiative!