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SocDem APP Executive Course I: Polling, Data Analysis, and Political Communications

This year’s Socdem App first Executive Course aims to contribute to the continuing learning and expansion of bench of political party communications officers and campaigners in the Asian region by equipping them with the latest tools and skills on campaign anchored on data, progressive messaging and sound strategies. The participants, communications officers, strategists, and campaign managers of their respective parties, will learn from the veterans of political campaigns some of the elements needed to build a good campaign strategy particularly in the field of political communications.

They will learn from experts on the mastery of message development and branding and new trends in communications. Also part of the training is proper collection and analysis of polling data that can be used for political campaigns.  managing data.

Also, the course will delve into the particulars of managing candidates, building up their brand, and developing the proper messaging to suit that brand. This entails looking into how political parties and progressive politicians handle political crisis, how to develop their messaging to address attacks and minimize damage from the same.

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.