SAFCEI will be hosting our first Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) Zimbabwe II in Bulawayo from 21 to 23 March 2023 and is inviting applications now.
We are seeking applications from people of faith that live in Zimbabwe, particularly those in leadership in their faith institutions.
SAFCEI will bring together faith leaders from across Zimbabwe 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.
We are bringing together faith leaders from across the country to create a platform for common eco-justice action. (see https://safcei.org/what-we-do/fleat/ for more information about the previous FLEAT).
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.
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 SAFCEI.
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.
If you are a person of faith who is active in your faith community (we accept formally recognised faith leaders and people who play a leadership role because of what they do for their community)who is passionate about environmental justice, and wants to learn more about eco-justice and build your network, please apply. Please share this opportunity widely in Zimbabwe. SAFCEI is seeking a diverse group of Zimbabwean faith leaders with 50% women, and youth. You will be joining a network of faith leaders across Zimbabwe and the region who care about the environment and want to take action collectively.
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 SADC region and commit to attending six SAFCEI workshops over the next three years.
If you are selected, we will be in touch with further details.
Please send your application with supporting documents to Zainab Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 February 2023.