Advocacy is all about influencing decision-makers, identifying issues on behalf of the disadvantaged, and providing solutions to these problems. It helps civil society make essential advancements to create a lasting positive change. Advocacy is crucial to have everyone's voice heard to develop the right solutions on the path to social justice. Social Accountability is an approach towards building accountability that relies on civic engagement and actions initiated by ordinary citizens and citizen groups in holding public officials and service providers accountable.
In this training, you will learn how advocacy and social accountability function within a rights based framework as tools for creating change. You will learn how to develop an advocacy strategy from the ground up, mobilize partnerships for advocacy, and manage the different aspects of the advocacy process using the advocacy canvas as a tool. You will also learn about social accountability tools and how to use them to assess quality of governance and make the case for change as well as what constitutes an enabling environment for social accountability.
time for self-reflection
How do we LEARN TOGETHER
We use a variety of participatory tools and methodologies such as:
Reflections in break-out groups
Key Topics of the training
Introduction to Advocacy and Social Accountability: Concepts, Principles, and Rationale
The Advocacy Process
The Advocacy Canvas
Social Accountability Pillars
Social Accountability Tools
The Service Assessment Diamond
After the training you will be able to
Develop an effective advocacy strategy that will take your initiative to the next level.
Build partnerships to achieve your advocacy goal
Exercise improved communication and networking skills
This course is designed for mid to senior level staff of civil society organizations with a strong commitment to expanding their advocacy initiatives.
EUR 400 p.P*
For groups of 4 or more
EUR 360 p.P*
*MODE OF PAYMENT: CREDIT CARD OR BANK TRANSFER | Special discounts for National NGOs
This Training includes
24 hours of training, split into four days into sixteen sessions | A package with all the training material | Impact Training Advocacy | Lunch, drinks and snacks.
Training Schedule 2024
Retta Menberu Woldetsadik (M.D., MSc) stands up for civil society-state dynamics, good governance, advocacy, and a rights-based approach to development. Since 2018 he has been part of CSA, built up, and leads the Africa office to advocate for change and empower the youth. After working more than two decades in development and health leadership, as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in clinical medicine and public health, Retta developed himself to a broader development leadership and facilitation role by operating as Country Director for ActionAid International, and as regional Strategy Adviser for Rush Foundation. Additionally to his work with CSA, he works as a coordinator, researcher, adviser, and facilitator of international development and humanitarian organizations, alliances, and multi-actor partnerships in diverse contexts across Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Helina’s eclectic skillset and interests have led her on a meandering path cutting across a global consulting firm, a publishing collective, a feminist social enterprise, and organizations working in the development sector. As a Coordinator for CSA Africa, she now works on gradually nurturing the entity into an impactful changemaker in the local civil society ecosystem and beyond. She values the inspired vision and progressive values of CSA and finds herself at home in training spaces where collective knowledge is woven into meaningful strategy. She spends the rest of her time on creative outlets and cultivating meaning, knowledge, and connection.
What fellow pioneers share about the training
Ashmita Pandey, Programme Officer,
“Before this course, I was unfamiliar with advocacy and rights-based approaches as I mainly work on agricultural issues. I was also unaware of my own country Nepal's laws, regulations, legal systems, governance, etc. Now I realize the importance of advocacy and its approaches and will definitely take it up in my organization.”
Rozina Sultana (former) Programme Coordinator,
“This course has inspired me to come up with new innovative ideas for my project which has a strong focus on advocacy.”