The application process has closed. Due to the large volume of applications, we will be able to notify only those individuals who are invited to attend. Notifications will be sent the week of Nov. 11, 2019.

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Who: Youth advocates ages 18 to 30 based in eastern, southern, and western Africa

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Please note that participants should plan to stay between the afternoons of December 2 and December 6, 2019.

What: GOAL Malawi and PRB will host a workshop to introduce active young advocates to the topic of population, environment, and development (PED), and teach them about evidence-based policy communication. Participants will learn how to define policy goals, identify target audiences, and craft communication objectives.

Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how issues such as family planning/reproductive health, natural resource management, conservation, and community development are interlinked. They will be able to translate data and evidence into clear messages about the role PED investments and policies can play in community and natural development. Participants will also leave the workshop with a policy communication activity that they develop, related to PED in their own countries and communities.

Participants will receive follow-up technical support to implement their activity.