Learning opportunity: Amplifying grassroots movements
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is a multi-stakeholder platform with a global secretariat led by CIFOR and core funding provided by the Government of Germany. The GLF accelerates action towards the creation of productive, prosperous, equitable and climate-resilient landscapes and the achievement of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030).
GLF believes that learning is the foundation of long-lasting change. Through collaborative learning among diverse stakeholders, conflicts can be mediated and solved, and innovative solutions to global challenges can be created. This is at our core, and is why we are committed to building a vibrant global community of practitioners engaged in experimental and shared learning experiences. This is key for accelerating the integration of landscape approaches in national policy, civil society, corporations and international organizations.
On Dec. 5, GLF is hosting a Digital Summit called “Amplifying grassroots movements.”
Building a movement — rallying thousands of people towards collective action — is an undeniably exciting concept, but what does it actually mean to create a movement? And how does one movement build?
In an era of buzzwords, this GLF Digital Summit will break down how any project, organization, or idea can systematically build a ground swell of community support and action. This interactive conversation will provide participants with both innovative outreach tactics and a framework to amplify grassroots movements. By answering key questions on movement building, as it relates to sustainable landscapes, and the use of digital and social media tools, participants will learn how to light a flame to spark a movement and maintain the fire.
Expert speakers will analyze real-life case studies from the GLF community and projects showcased at GLF Bonn 2018 while providing advice on how to mobilize community support and raise awareness. Featuring experts from digital strategies and the landscapes approach, participants to this digital summit will learn to:
– Un-pack the idea of a movement and define their own, project-specific movement
– Apply the framework of a landscape approach to engage all stakeholders and ensure sustainability
– Understand an array of communication tools to amplify your message
– Utilize digital strategies to amplify messages and mobilize communities towards action
Speakers: Pooja Munshi, Cora van Oosten, Yusuf Yahya