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Oct 1, 2018

Be a ChangeMaker with Oxfam's latest free course on Campaigning, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

Oxfam India

Free course on change and development

Be a ChangeMaker today!

Make Change Happen is a new free online course from Oxfam and Open University, London and is hosted on the Futurelearn platform. The course runs over 8 weeks, beginning from October 15th.  It's aimed at informing, connecting and inspiring changemakers and activists.

The course includes lessons, discussion forums, self-reflection, quizzes, assignments, and testimony from changemakers. Case studies from many different change processes around the world, past and present, are included throughout the course including those from Oxfam’s work, from partners, and from other organisations, movements and communities. Learners are encouraged through the course to apply the activities to a change that they are working on.

Make Change Happen will involve 2-3 hours of study per week and includes the following topics:

Week 1: What kind of change are we talking about?
Week 2: Understanding the context of change
Week 3: Taking a power and systems approach
Week 4: The power of collective action
Week 5: Spheres of influence
Week 6: Developing strong messaging and narratives for change
Week 7: Taking action to make change happen
Week 8: Overcoming challenges and continuing on your change journey

Do not miss this opportunity. Take part in the course by registering here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/make-change-happen

About the Project:

Make Change Happen has been a collaborative effort intended to take much of our learning on how change happens, on power and systems, on working collectively, and on influencing and advocacy, to a broad digital global audience.  Content in the course draws from such resources as the Campaigns and Advocacy Leadership Programme (CALP), How Change Happens, Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN), public narrative, and a range of external resources.  The intention has been that gender and feminist approaches are integrated in the course, and that principles of adaptation and reflection are also integrated.  The course has been developed with 3 target personas in mind: a Nigerian community activist, a British student taking part in digital activism, and a programme manager from a small Indonesian NGO.

Within the course we provide the opportunity for learners to connect with Oxfam through the Oxfam International Amplifiers programme. The content is free for participants during the run of the course. The Change Makers are individuals working on change around the world. Their interviews are included in the course. Please find below the profiles of the ChangeMakers:-

ElsaMarie D’Silva is the founder and CEO of Red Dot Foundation India who run Safecity, an app which collects data about street sexual harassment and assault.
Kumi Naidoo is the Secretary General of Amnesty International and has been a lifelong activist on environmental, social and human rights, based in South Africa.
Mory Sar is a member of the Cambodian Youth Network addressing access to education, inequality and human rights.
Selina Hales is the founder of Refuweegee, a charity in Glasgow, UK, which campaigns to welcome refugees to the city through citizen engagement.
Reverend Lindsay Kirkpatrick is a head pastor at Ashbury United Methodist Church in Houston, TX, USA, and works to support and strengthen LGBT rights in her church community.
Julia Lalla-Maharajh OBE is the CEO and founder of Orchid Project, a charity with a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC), based in London, UK.
Sandrine Muir-Bouchard works at Oxfam in Bolivia on the Enough campaign addressing social norms around violence against women and girls.
Maureen Muketha is the founder of Tule Vyema in Kenya, where she advocates communities to use indigenous foods to help combat malnutrition.
Bukola Oyinloye is a Canadian development professional who has worked on access to education programs in Northern Nigeria.
Rosie Rawle is a campaigner and student activist on climate change and fossil fuel divestment, based in the UK.
Richard English is an advocacy and influencing adviser and trainer for Oxfam and has worked on a range of national and global campaigns, based in the UK. 

Register now: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/make-change-happen

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