Apply to join our Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT SA II) Workshop in South Africa - 21-24 May 2024

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🌍 Join us for the first workshop from 21 to 24 May 2024 in Cape Town 🙏.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second cohort for an in-person FLEAT Workshop in Cape Town from 21 to 24 May 2024.

Applications are open to faith leaders and green champions from Western, Northern and Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

We are looking for Faith Leaders in South Africa (Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal) particularly those in leadership positions within their faith institutions or actively engaged in leadership roles within their communities, who have a passion for addressing climate change, sustainable food production and energy justice, and want to expand their network in the region to amplify their efforts, and can commit to a series of training workshops.

🌿 What to Expect in the first workshop:

- Engage with and learn from like-minded faith leaders from across South Africa

- Explore topics like the importance of local food systems, market access and indigenous knowledge in building resilience, and the adverse impact of industrialised food systems on animal, human, environment, and climate adaptability.

- Develop ethical actions for your faith community.

- Expand your knowledge on the benefits of transitioning to agroecology and the need to become resilient to climate-related challenges.

- Advocacy training – media skills, regional networking, messaging to decision-makers;

- Multi-faith conversations – dialogues – on the relationship between food, the environment and faith.

A second workshop will be held later in the year focused on the just energy transition in climate justice and its links to food systems and agroecology. At the second workshop you will be asked to share what you have worked on with the SAFCEI Faith Leader network.

🌐 How to Apply: If you've never attended a FLEAT before and want to make a difference in your community, apply now! Join our network of environmentally conscious faith leaders dedicated to collective action.

👉 Apply by 29 April 2024 by sending your application and supporting documents to Click here to download the application form.

✈ Travel & Accommodation: SAFCEI will provide accommodation, meals, and flights to selected participants. Indicate your airport of departure and whether your faith organization can contribute to these costs when applying.