The facilitators of the Olifants Changing Practice course are delighted to confirm that funding has been approved by AWARD through the USAID Resilim-O project, for a fourth and fifth module. This is fantastic news, because it gives an opportunity to really deepen the excellent cases that participants have developed thus far, and to strengthen the links to policy, law, broader civil society campaigns and a wider network of activist researchers. The Changing Practice courses that have been run in the past have always only had 4 modules, so this is new terrain for the facilitators. Project leader Jane Burt says 'this is an incredible opportunity to really embed these cases in organisations and networks, to make the links between cases to develop a compelling catchment wide campaign, and to allow the activist participants to develop very strategic action plans'.
Module 4 will take place from the 4th to the 8th of June in Emalahleni - exciting times ahead!