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Promoting Inclusive Policy Making for Social Welfare and Socdem Asia Parliamentarian Caucus Launch

The training seeks to capacitate policy makers in inclusive policy formulation, in light of the needs of their countries. This will allow participants to take stock of experiences in the processes and content in developing policies for social states.

The training will produce a module with the skills and knowledge for inclusive policy making.

This will also coincide with the launching of the Socdem Asia Parliamentarians Caucus. This caucus links together legislators to serve as a venue for sharing innovative policies and progressive programs.

Conference on Social Consensus Toward Transformation Working Group Meeting on Deepening Democracy

Socdem Asia views the regional shrinking space as a crucial situation that should be abated and overcome. To do this, it seeks to develop policies to address the shrinking space, build on the capacities and capabilities of young people and women, and also ally with other parties and organizations to build a strong movement able to provide an alternative and contest the erosion of democratic values in the region. Socdem Asia envisions to partner with reform-oriented parties in Southeast Asia and build on where our ideals meet: democracy and human rights. Building coalitions among democratic political parties in the region is vital in addressing likewise regional shrinking space. Confidence-building measures to stoke alliances as well as crafting a unified narrative will be advantageous to the programme of pushing back on the populist and authoritarian propaganda.

The activity seeks to contribute in building alliances, exchanges, and knowledge-sharing among democratic parties and civil societies in the region that can be sustained.

Academy of Progressive Politics – Executive Course IV

This fourth and last part of our Executive Course IV is scheduled on the 28-29th of October in Manila, Philippines. The training will bring together political party leaders, strategists, campaign managers, and party think tank directors to: 1. examine closely the political environment and social impact of the rise of populism and disinformation, 2. exchange experiences and lessons on strategy formulation and execution particularly in helping shape their party's effectiveness in political campaigning, and 3. deepen knowledge on narrative building, public participation and alliance work by introducing new elements and techniques that have helped to build successful progressive political projects.

The training will feature discussants and speakers with expertise in populism, countering disinformation, creation of compelling narratives for change, and in crafting effective political strategies under adverse political environments.