The ALN has launched a new peer-to-peer mentoring programme with partner, the Liberal Democrats UK, to support member parties with the development of their party communications operations.
Programme applications have been opened to all 35 member parties of the Africa Liberal Network, with the ALN and Liberal Democrats ultimately planning to select two parties to participate after a competitive application process.
Each party selected will be invited to send two representatives working in communications to the Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference in Glasgow in October, where they will have an opportunity to share experiences with a number of peers from the Liberal Democrats who manage party communications.
The party representatives will then be connected with a peer mentor from the Liberal Democrats, who will work with the sister parties monthly between October 2014 and February 2015 to guide and support them through the development of their party communications operations, either focusing on social media, direct marketing or media relationship management.
It is anticipated that parties that excel in this programme will be selected for further peer to peer development opportunities with the Liberal Democrats in 2015/16.
This current programme follows on from the Liberal Democrats and ALN’s joint work on communications in 2013, through which we jointly produced a guide to best practice in political communications that was distributed to the broader Liberal International family.