Advocacy to End Hunger and Poverty

Empowering people and influencing policy-makers

10 training days | two residential workshops | one-to-one mentoring


This course will prepare you to take on an influential advocacy role towards ending hunger and poverty.


  • You will explore essential advocacy concepts and powerful tools such as lobbying, media advocacy, people-centered advocacy, evidence-based advocacy, and rights-based approach. These concepts and tools will help you enhance the effectiveness of your advocacy work.​​

  • You will learn how to design your advocacy campaign through our innovative "canvas methodology" and define partners, key influencers, objectives, key demands, as well as the strategy and activities required for your campaign.

  • You will get the space needed to reflect on your role, personally and for your organization. All these are decisive assets for the success of every well-planned and impactful advocacy campaign

The course includes two workshops with a total of 10 training days as well as one-to-one mentoring by the facilitators throughout a 4 month period. Course language is English.



"A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt.
A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution."

- Martin Luther King Jr. -​

For whom

  • Mid to senior level staff of Civil Society Organisations



  • € 1500 / person | Incl. 2 workshops, materials, accommodation, meals, mentoring



  • 10% Early bird: 8 weeks before the course starts

  • 10% Group discount: for registration of 2 and more


What people say...

Rozina Sultana

Programme Coordinator, Pravah, India

"This course has inspired me to come up with new innovative ideas for my projects which has a strong focus on advocacy."


Josantony Josepth

Josantony is Advisor (Maharashtra) to the Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court of India on Food Security. He is on the Board of Creative Handicrafts, a Fair Trade organisation in India. Josantony was instrumental in setting up and conducting advocacy programs for the National Center for Advocacy Studies in India. He is an international resource person who has worked in Africa, the US, Canada and many countries in Europe and the Far East. 

Sohini Paul

Sohini is a facilitator as well as a mentor of this course. She has worked in the development sector for more than two decades, mostly on governance, human rights, and capacity building in the South Asian context. She has wide experience in facilitating workshops on governance and advocacy.

Joachim Schwarz

Joachim is a facilitator as well as a mentor of this course. He started his career with the UN before shifting to Civil Society. In Welthungerhilfe, he worked in leadership positions in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka, and as Regional Director for South Asia. Joachim is passionate about Civil Society and has been the main engine of the Civil Society Academy since its inception in 2014. He is also a lecturer in Geography at Bonn University .


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