The PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) Project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and led by Population Reference Bureau (PRB). The training program aims at supporting youth advocates in telling compelling health, environment, and development stories and building movements for policy change within their communities and countries through innovative digital campaigns. Using fact-based storytelling, video making, and social media tools in combination with dialogue-based community events, youth participants in the program to collaborate with their peers to share powerful advocacy messages targeting local populations and key decision makers. GGP as one of the 2021 chosen fellows for this program our advocacy goal in this program is for the government of Malawi to mainstream gender in the implementation of the national climate change management policy in Salima district by December, 2022. The campaign production was done in Salima, Kabumbu 1 Village as one of the villages heavily hit by floods yet women and girls are left out when it comes to decision making towards climate action. GGP Created and successfully launched a high-quality multimedia product and policy advocacy campaign to make change in our community. The Product and campaign was completed and approved by program coaches by December 17, 2021.
Green Girls Platform, also had a community engagement with the Traditional Authority Pemba in Salima, the Area Development Committee as well as the ward Councilor. This was a stakeholder mapping engagement meeting with the aim of knowing key players for climate action in the area, the projects they are working on as well as women and girls involvement in those the projects they are working on as well as women and girls involvement in those projects and get to know gaps that are existing in the area.
The policy advocacy campaign is still going on even though the training ended and some of the activities included launching of the policy campaign which was done on PLFM Tv to help the larger community get to know what Green Girls Platform is aiming to achieve and also help people understand the policy and the context and the objectives of the policy campaign.