SAFCEI will be hosting a NEW online Namibia Faith Leader Environmental Advocacy Training (FLEAT) from 16 to 18 November 2021.
We are calling for applications from people of faith in Namibia, particularly those in a leadership position, to join us in this learning opportunity. Issues of water, land, biodiversity, food, climate, and energy justice will be on the agenda. Practical action will be part of the training.
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). Please note that this training will be held online for the first meeting due to COVID 19 restrictions.
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 dedicate 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 introduction meeting will be held online over three mornings, 16 November to 18 November 2021, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. If selected to be part of this training, participants have to ensure that they have a secure Wi-Fi or good cellular (mobile) connection.
Where required data can be provided by SAFCEI.
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 workshops over the next three years.
If you are selected, we will be in touch with further details.