Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Security Learning Tour, Malawi

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Security Learning Tour, Malawi

Opening/Closing Date: 
October 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: 
February 3, 2018
Description

The United Church of Canada is looking for individuals interested in applying for a Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Food Security Learning Tour in Malawi. The United Church is a member of the CFGB. 

Food Security Learning Tours are an opportunity to see first-hand how CFGB supports projects promoting food security for families and communities. This learning tour will interest people who are passionate about ending global hunger and interested in learning about the links between hunger and climate change. 

Goals

  1. Learning about the causes of, and responses to, global hunger and food security, including the impact of climate change
  2. Getting to know people, families, partners, and other organizations in Malawi that participate in efforts to improve food security
  3. Equipping participants to share their learning, and to inspire other Canadians to reflect, pray, give, learn, and advocate for an end to global hunger

Timing

(Tentatively scheduled) February 3–17, 2018. Apply directly to the CFGB by January 7.

Location

Malawi

Cost

$300 deposit is required to reserve a space. Final costs are not yet determined, but subsidies are available to United Church participants. 

Applicant Profile

  • Have a valid passport that does not expire before the end of August 2018
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to, and engagement in, The United Church of Canada (locally, regionally, and/or nationally)
  • Willingness to continue to be part of networks of education and faithful advocacy these issues and to offer leadership to others within the United Church on these issues
  • Willingness to speak to United Church groups about the experience and its impact on their faith journey
  • Willingness to participate in advocacy on food security

Outcomes

  • Written piece (about 400 words) summarizing the experience, with five high-res pictures
  • Speaking engagements to United Church communities of faith about the experience
To Apply

Apply directly to the CFGB by January, 7, 2018: Food Security Learning Tour, Malawi

Please copy the United Church in your application: pip [at] united-church.ca