PARTICIPATE holds final module of the Academy of Multiparty Democracy

Gathered for the last leg of the Academy of Multiparty Democracy’s pilot run, leaders and representatives of nine political parties convene at The Bayleaf Intramuros for the Academy’s third module.

The training program is designed by the PARTICIPATE consortium, the Ateneo School of Government, and the La Salle Institute of Governance. It aims to equip officials and representatives of various political parties with a comprehensive understanding of party politics to promote effective governance and strengthen democratic processes.

The third module is a three-day event that featured the theme “Party to the

Electorate: Political Party Marketing, Campaign, and Communications in the Digital Age.” Module 3 laid out the legal environment for political parties in the Philippines, and focused on how the digital age reshapes political parties’ core functions. It emphasized the irreversible nature of this shift and its impact on party operations.

Composed of three modules, the program’s kick-off was held on November 27-29, 2023. Meanwhile, the second module happened on January 15-17, 2024. The third and final module was held on February 5-7, 2024. The Academy employed a multifaceted approach to maximize participant engagement and learning, and was facilitated by experts in political science, governance, communications, and party management.

In March, PARTICIPATE will hold the Multiparty Summit where participants of the Academy who completed all three modules will have their formal graduation. As one of PARTICIPATE’s milestone events, Multiparty Summit aims to galvanize political parties, party list organizations, and civil society toward a shared commitment to comprehensive political and electoral reforms in the Philippines.

PARTICIPATE is a non-partisan, pro-democracy coalition dedicated to engage and empower the political participation of the Filipino people. It aims to strengthen citizen oversight of electoral processes, increase the availability and accessibility of information to promote informed voting, and support constituency-building for electoral reforms.

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