Accra, Ghana

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is calling for applications to participate in this 3-day course . The course is designed as an introductory course to equip participants with fundamental concepts, basic knowledge, and skills on policy advocacy, the policy making cycle, planning for advocacy campaigns and policy influencing strategies. It seeks to equip them with techniques that will enable them to demand for a more open and participatory governance system in West Africa.

According to WACSI, there are a variety of advocacy strategies, such as discussing problems directly with policy makers, delivering messages through the media, or strengthening the ability of local organisations to advocate. This course provides a step by step guide for planning advocacy initiatives, as well as advice for successful implementation.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • clarify and define the main terms and concepts associated with advocacy, engagement, public policy;
  • articulate the key purposes of the policy making cycle;
  • expose participants to a range of policy communication and advocacy tools;
  • lobby and negotiate effectively in a policy influencing process; and
  • monitor and evaluate advocacy processes.

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Registration information:

This course has been designed for staff that are new to policy advocacy and engagement. Practitioners working within the sector who have little or no policy advocacy experience should attend this course, as do managers who are managing staff responsible for policy advocacy interventions. Course fee is GHS 600. To apply, complete, sign, and email the application form to policyadvocacy@wacsi.org or Apply online.

Application deadline: May 23, 2014.

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