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advocacy campaigning

Develop an effective and influencing campaign for your cause
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.

Good advocacy can have a far greater impact than other intervention types, such as service delivery.  Advocacy can be "large scale," i.e., advocating for policy change towards governments, or "smaller-scale," such as advocating for better services delivery in communities or better leadership at a communal level.


Our Impact Training on "Advocacy Campaigning" is your introduction to advocacy work. It will prepare you to take on an influential advocacy role on any issue. The training will help you develop fundamental advocacy skills and familiarize you with advocacy tools, strategies, and tactics. At the end of the training, you will confidently contribute to your campaign.

time for self-reflection





training on

four days

1.5 Hours

each Session

ends with


expert facilitator

How do we transfer knowledge?

In this course you will work in

  • Discussions in break-out rooms,

  • Simulations,

  • Role-Plays,

  • Self and Group Reflections,

  • Interactive Online Tools.


Throughout the training, you will have hands-on experience in using the


  • Advocacy Canvas


to develop your campaign. You will get to meet eminent guest speakers who will share their practical experiences and knowledge on advocacy with the training group. 

Key fields of the training

In the training we are going to discuss issues about

  • How to collectively develop an advocacy strategy 

  • The understanding of how advocacy works

  • How to implement advocacy campaigns

After the training you will be able to

  • ​Work with the Advocacy Canvas to develop an advocacy campaign for your cause or organization

  • Understand the concept of Advocacy

  • Analyze the external environment and policy processes to process “levers of influence”

  • Identify your causes and core issues to develop a fitting advocacy strategy

This course is designed for everyone working in civil society organizations who wants to learn the foundations of advocacy and build skills for designing advocacy campaigns.

Training Fee

Groups of four or more people

EUR 240 p.P

EUR 224 p.P

This Impact Training includes

12 hours of training, split into four days into eight sessions | All training material and reader | Impact Training Certificate. Daily from 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

26 Jul, 2:00 pm IST – 29 Jul, 5:30 pm IST
Impact Training | Live Online

Your Facilitator

Sohini Paul

facilitator, trainer and coach

As a facilitator and coach of Civil Society Academy, she has focused on providing trainings and workshops on leadership and team management in several countries across Asia and Africa. She also facilitates trainings on advocacy and human rights-based approach.  

Sohini has a Social Science background with master’s degrees in Geography and Regional Planning. She is a certified Life and Leadership Coach. She has more than two decades of experience in the development sector, during which time she supported the work of numerous social change organizations, working on issues of local self-governance, right to information and land rights. She has worked on capacity building of civil society organizations, from grassroots community groups to large networks.  

Sohini is passionate about civil society strengthening and holds space for those who are ready to learn and be happy - this is reflected in her facilitation style.

Experience board
What fellow pioneers share about the training

Sofia Minetto, Communications Officer, ESUPS Project, Welthungerhilfe, Germany

"This training was very useful. We were able to grasp the basic principles of advocacy and most importantly to work on a draft advocacy canvas for our project."

Anthony Kibata, Programme Coordinator, Welthungerhilfe, Kenya

"Well developed course with excellent trainer. Simply explaining the complex concepts, space for discussions in break-out rooms was most interesting. The course was extremely relevant in exploring self-leadership and improving my skills."

Guyo Denge, Executive Director, CIFA, Ethiopia

"“ I realized that advocacy is the most important tool for enhancing the scope of understanding or awareness on any issue."