Advocacy

FOCUS FOR THE YEAR 2013-2017


Partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Council of Churches (KZNCC)

 

 Our partnership with the KZNCC Consortium aims at: 
• Mobilizing faith leaders, political leaders, business leaders, academics and students to be part of learning from the John Dube legacy.
• Supporting active citizenship for ordinary people often excluded from participating in crucial decision making processes that affect their lives through capacity enhancing workshops that strengthen skills of leaders and activists on entrenching democracy principles (as accountability, rule of law, transparency, freedoms) as well as skills on peace-building.
• Continuing with the Annual J L Dube symposia and John Dube lectures as spaces for local people to engage with the concerns of the John Dube legacy as a way of amplifying and strengthening the “prophetic voice”, especially on the delivery of basic services, accountability, transparency and the rule of law.
• Building platforms for local community leaders relating to the ethics, values, and norms upheld by John Dube to ensure a critical dialogue with local authorities to a well governed society.

 
Enhancing capacity of church leaders and church based activists on: 

• Good leadership, good stewardship and how to monitor good governance.
• Empowering religious leaders for good governance in churches, temples, mosques etc.
• Deploying trained leaders to replicate J L Dube information on:
a) Principles and systems of democracy and good governance
b) Gender, rights, equity and leadership.

 
Expected outcomes

 
i. Mobilization of faith-based institutions and faith leaders to enable them to make the link between faith and social action and to actively engage in the delivery of basic services in their communities.
ii. Raising community awareness regarding the roles played by the forgotten HEROES OF HOPE and urging community leaders to share the important information at various levels of the community.
iii. Creating local advocacy forums and engaging local authorities to influence policy development and service delivery.
iv. Establishment of effective local networks and partnerships that will mobilize masses to share information regarding John Dube and its relation to effective governance.
v. Faith leaders apply what they have learnt in their own institutions.
vi. Faith leaders start to practice democracy and good governance.

 

 


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