This is your chance to understand the complexities behind how policies in USA cause farmers in Latin America to lose their land. Campaigning on Land Grabbing is an intensive course designed for youth between the ages of 18-35 to build your knowledge, skills and attitudes with regards to designing and planning a campaign for social change within the areas of land rights. Based on policy analyses from ActionAid, you will be taking part in the development of a campaign to take action against land grabbing with activists from different countries.
The course will be focused on learning about and using campaign tools to develop a strong campaign strategy. We will also take action and test our strategy by implementing a specific campaign event.
As a participant you will gain an in-depth insight into the effects of land grabbing through field trips, guest speakers and other activities in the field
• Analyze the power relations influencing politics in the area of land grabbing and understand why it is happening and what can be done about it
• Get a thorough understanding of what campaigning is and what different approaches and models can be used to develop good and effective campaigns
• Learn about mobilizing and organizing
• Understand the Human Rights Based Approach and how social change can be achieved
• Carry out a campaign event
The participants at this course will be from different countries, but the course will be conducted in Spanish.
You should be able to understand and communicate in basic Spanish.
The platform can arrange Spanish classes before the course if you need to brush up on your Spanish skills.
The deadline to apply for this course is May 25
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If you are interested please apply by April 27, 2013 (ActionAid Scholarship )
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Tuition fee, course materials, accommodations in shared rooms, full board and field trips. Price does not include allowance or transport costs to and from El Salvador or personal travel insurance.
We must receive your application and a non-refundable deposit of $400 by April 30th, 2013. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome.
This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences.