SAFCEI will be hosting the first workshop for our second cohort of faith leaders in Malawi: Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Malawi II in Lilongwe from 6 to 8 June 2023 and is inviting applications now.
SAFCEI will bring together a new group of faith leaders from across Malawi to create an opportunity for faith-led eco-justice. Issues of water, land, biodiversity, gender, food, energy and climate justice will be on the agenda. Ethical actions for your faith community will be part of the workshop.
The training will allow participants to gain knowledge on alternative energy and be encouraged to introduce solar to their respective congregations, strengthen their knowledge of the food systems and indigenous foods to encourage the sustainable consumption of nutritious and healthy food, and the sourcing of healthy local food.
If you are passionate about environmental justice, have not previously attended FLEAT in Malawi and would like to learn more about eco-justice and build your network, please apply here. You will be joining our exisiting network of faith leaders across Malawi and the region who care about the environment and want to take action collectively.
Eco-justice advocacy includes:
- Sharing challenges and inspiring stories with other faith communities to encourage them to take similar actions and share their stories
- Campaigning and advocacy on policies that affect faith communities and the environment
- Planning for campaigns and local ethical actions in faith communities that demonstrate a way of living that restores rather than destroys nature and the human community
Please note that this training will be held in-person from 08:30 to 17:00 over three days. Accommodation and meals will be provided to selected participants.
Please share this opportunity widely in Malawi. SAFCEI is seeking a diverse group of Malawian faith leaders with 50% women participants, and a good representation of youth.
This workshop will involve a process of sharing and designing an advocacy plan collectively with input from various advocacy specialists. Practical ethical eco-action will be part of the plans created. Refer to the video to see what you can expect from previous training.
Participants will be able to take experiences from the workshops and apply them in their faith communities between training sessions.
Participants are expected to work together on advocacy actions both in their own countries and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and commit to attending six SAFCEI workshops over the next three years.
To be part of this training, you will need to allocate your time to advocacy work and have a passion for addressing environmental justice.
Please complete the application form and your letter of motivation, together with a letter of support/recommendation from your faith leader, and send it to the email address provided below.
If you are selected, we will be in touch with further details.