byVera van der Grift via web
This training workshop sought to reinforce the lobby and advocacy capacity of the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS), Ghana WATSAN Journalists Network (GWJN), Resource Centre Network (RCN) members, Hope for Future Generation (HFFG), Conservation Foundation and sector stakeholders to effectively engage duty bearers and empower citizens. Objectives The specific objectives of this workshop were: • To ensure all partner organizations have the same level of understanding of what advocacy is and why it is important • To outline different advocacy and influencing styles including their situational effectiveness • To understand the advocacy priorities for each Watershed partner • To understand and apply the 10 elements of an advocacy strategy – specifically identifying the advocacy issue, target identification and messaging Workshop Summary The meeting was planned for 2.5 days and it was in 2 main parts: 1. Introducing participants to WASH, the current state of media reportage on WASH in Ghana and IWRM issues in Ghana 2. Lobby and advocacy training for our CSO partners - WATSAN Journalists, RCN, CONIWAS, Conservation foundation and HFFG. The training sessions were facilitated by Elynn Walter, Advocacy Expert, IRC. There was an average of between 20-25 participants who participated daily.