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990319 An introduction to advocacy - training guide


990319 An introduction to advocacy - training guide

This Introduction to Advocacy Training Guide provides the tools for people to start
engaging in the advocacy process, and is thus designed to:

  • inform a diverse audience of potential advocates about advocacy and its methods;
  • build some basic skills in advocacy;
  • increase the use of available data to inform the advocacy process;
  • give confidence to those who are embarking on advocacy efforts;
  • encourage the democratic process by providing people with the skills to make their voices heard.
Who will find the Guide useful?
The Guide should be useful to people in all sectors who wish to improve policies and programs through advocacy. Potential users may be: 

  • professional institutions, associations and networks;
  • researchers interested in promoting their findings;
  • program managers who wish to influence their agencies and/or the public;
  • NGOs or community organizations;
  • ad hoc groups that may form to address particular issues;
  • training institutions or groups that work with potential advocates.