Advocacy & Policy Influencing
Influence decision-makers and communicate the evidence
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. Learn how to monitor advocacy results.
By the end of this course, you will:
Who should join?
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.
Day 1: Concepts & Principles
Welcome and introduction
Policy Influencing and Advocacy concepts, Policy Influencing Cycle
Vision/Mission development & Theory of Change
Communicating the message
Day 2: Analysing the context
Chains of Influence – Stakeholder & Actor mapping
Network alliances and dynamics
Day 3: Skill building
Advocacy Outcomes & progress markers
Policy Change indicators & Outcome journals
Skills building: practise a lobby meeting
Day 4: Designing campaigns and monitoring results
Social Media for Advocacy
Skills training: conducting a policy debate
Designing your advocacy campaign
Evaluation and certification
Meet your trainer
Mr. Toonen is senior trainer of MDF Vietnam office. Koen also has over 20 years of development experience at the UN. He was involved in managing the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Partnership. He is an all-round development expert and trainer in Results-Based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Advocacy and Policy Influencing, Network Management, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Sustainability Planning, Institutional Development and Organizational Strengthening, notably for poverty alleviation and environmental management.
Time: 13 - 16 July 2020
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Course fee: 920 EUR (excluding tax)
Registration deadline: 6 July 2020
Registration: visit our course page here
5% discount to the payments completed by 13 January 2020
10% discount to MDF alumni who attended an MDF course within the past 2 years
1 free place for a group of 6 registrations from the same organization
MDF Asia, Vietnam Office
Add: Room 501, A1 building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound,
298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 (0)24 6258 4438