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Young Progressives

Political Management Training for Young Progressives is an institutionalized regional program that capacitates its young, emerging leaders from its ranks with tools that aid and advance their political work. PMT asia, at the same time, consolidates these young leaders to help advance collective goals in the future under their progressive leadership. Progressive youth organizations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste undergo a 10-day program distributed in two clusters within a school year.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: EXECUTIVE COURSE ON FEMINISM - MARCH 2021

The SocDem Asia Academy of Progressive Politics (SocDem APP) is holding its first online Executive Course this March 2021, and it will be on Feminism.

For the whole month of March, the executive course will aid policy advisors, political educators, and advocates in (1) Understanding key concepts on Feminist analysis, critique, vision, and political struggles; (2) Learning ways on how to integrate feminist practice in constructing ideal societies and in leading and managing organizations; (3) Exchanging with peers and experts practical and innovative tools in feminist education and advocacy.

The course will both have synchronous and asynchronous learning sessions. Participants will be given access to educational videos and handouts, as well as attend one live webinar on 12 March 2021 to interact with feminist leaders. Participants completing the course at the end of March will earn a certificate from SocDem Asia partner institutions.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: POLITICAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR YOUNG PROGRESSIVES BATCH 6

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Background

Southeast Asia is dominated by young population (15-35 years old in average) composing 65% of the 500 million peoples in the region. Given the elitist nature of political systems in Southeast Asia, limitations to political education and participation within the system and unequal opportunities for young people, there is difficulty in accessing programmatic trainings in politics which are often only accessed by established politicians or trade unionists. Political parties and organizations also have difficulty in sustaining training programs because of lack of funding and unfavorable political environment.

Recognizing the need to consistently develop second liners and provide a capacity-building platform for a new generation of progressive leaders, the Network of Social Democracy in Asia (SocDem Asia) developed its own political education and training program. A platform at the regional level where shared learning and collaboration is encouraged, the Political Management Training for Young Progressives (PMT), is an institutionalized regional program that caters to the young, emerging leaders from Socdem Asia member parties. To better cope with and respond to challenges of the times, young progressives are provided with analyses and tools that aid and advancetheir political work.

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How to apply

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