The impact of the work of popular movements on communities will come under the spotlight at an international gathering this month.

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) has invited 12 of their partner organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe and America to the meeting, which will take place at Goedgedacht, outside Cape Town, from 15 to 18 September 2014.

The meeting will look how popular movements contribute to nature conservation and the improvement of lives, through their community mobilisation programmes.

Two representatives from each organisation will engage around the theme, “Power of mobilisations – Popular Movement in Practice”.

The SSNC partner meeting will focus on its internal and external work related to mobilisation.

The intention is to have a three day programme that will build on participatory methods where sharing of experiences will be given high priority. All participants in the meeting are expected to share their inputs, so that all attendees will leave the meeting having increased knowledge on mobilisation and participation methods.

Masifundise and CLSA will be represented by Hahn and Mrs Mary Hull.

The Environmental Monitoring Group is assisting SSNC with organising the meeting.

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