Advocacy and Policy Influencing, 21-24 May 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Information Of Organizer

Organizer of the event
MDF Training and Consultancy
Types of Events
Contact organizer
Ms Thuy Nguyen
Email Address
+84 (0)24 6258 4438
Date Post
November 2, 2018

Information About the Event

Title of event
Advocacy and Policy Influencing, 21-24 May 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Event detail
Why this course Understand how you can influence a policy process. From first stages to final implementation. It could be your core business or an intrinsic part of your organisation. Obtain a broad set of tools to plan effective advocacy strategies. Conduct actions with well-framed messages, and create coherent paths with your allies for powerful joint interventions. Your profile: You are a professional engaged in advocacy, civil society capacity building, governance or transparency programmes. You may represent a network, an alliance, an association or a trade-union. You defend the interests of many or promote rights for your target groups. Course objectives
  • By the end of this course, you will:
  • Understand how to embed advocacy actions in your organisation’s plans.
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate advocacy initiatives.
  • Analyse stakeholders and policy context.
  • Gain insight into building strong coalitions, select your political targets, frame your messages in convincing ways.
  • Practice how to conduct influential lobby meetings.
Course agenda Day 1: Concepts & Principles
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Policy Influencing and Advocacy concepts, Policy Influencing Cycle
  • CLASP principles
  • Theory of Change
Day 2: Analysing the context
  • Policy mapping
  • Situation analysis / PESTLE analysis
  • Stakeholder Analysis – Actor Mapping
  • Network alliances and dynamics
Day 3: Skill building
  • Communications: framing the message
  • Skills building: elevator pitch
  • Win-win negotiations
  • Skills building: practise a lobby meeting
Day 4: Designing campaigns and monitoring results
  • Monitoring results: Outcome Harvesting
  • Social Media for Advocacy
  • Designing your advocacy campaign
  • Evaluation and certification
Registration deadline13 May 2019
€870 (exclude tax)
Criteria of Participants (target groups)
May 21, 2019 to May 24, 2019