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Advocacy essentials

A self-led online course about how to advocate on local community issues

2023 Available in English

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Course details

45–60 mins

What will you gain from the course?

  • Confidence in your ability to start advocating on local issues in your community
  • Opportunities to practice using different advocacy tools and to lobby a decision maker
  • Insight into how to select an advocacy issue, plan your advocacy work, carry out research, manage risks and evaluate your work

Course highlights

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  1. Help Naomi, who works for a small community-based organisation, use the problem tree tool to get to the root causes of problems in her community.

  2. Accompany Naomi as she begins to research the problems they are having with their village water pump.

  3. Consider the risks involved and how to mitigate against them, before beginning any advocacy actions.

  4. Plan advocacy actions and consider the use of lobbying, campaigning and the media.

  5. Step into the shoes of Naomi and attend a lobby meeting with a decision maker. Choose how to best respond to him, based on what he says.

  6. Recap and reflect on what you have learnt.

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What have previous learners said?

  • Scenarios that were used to teach the advocacy process were amazing and easy to remember

    Eyoel Ethiopia
  • The clarity in the presentation of the information allows one to capture the learning. Using cases to solve at each stage was the best!

    Melani Colombia

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