Legal Development Program workshop builds advocacy capacity for members

April 24, 2018

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Thai PBS reporter Hathairat Phaholtap leads a mock on camera interview with an LDP member.

AIP Foundation organized a Social and Policy Change Communications workshop in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Thailand, Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), and Internews, to build the capacity of Legal Development Program (LDP) members to advocate for road safety legislative and policy change in Thailand. In addition to LDP members, representatives from partner organizations including the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center (CSIP), the National Health Foundation, and the Thailand Information Center for Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) were in attendance.

Participants practiced developing key messages on the issues of speeding, safe school bus services, and a ban on motorcycle drivers under 15 years of age for mock media interviews. During the workshop, Thai PBS reporter Hathairat Phaholtap shared her experiences and expertise with the group and facilitated on camera interviews with two LDP members and a representative from CSIP, who had been nominated by their groups to serve as the key media spokespersons advocating for their key messages.The team of legal and road safety experts also had the chance to meet and collaborate with journalists from the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2018. In total, there were more than 30 participants from all over the country.

View more photos from the workshop here.

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