Civil Society Empowerment: Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy and lobbying actions are taken with the aim to change the policies, positions or programs of institutions. The PASSIA course was designed with this in mind and in view of the fact that Palestinian civil society is in urgent need of trained advocacy specialists in order to to deal more effectively with constituencies and representatives, better track policies and plan and impleĀ¬ment advocacy strategies and campaigns. The course provided practical knowledge of what advocacy is, the range of possible approaches and lobbying instruments, and the art of running campaigns, often demonĀ¬strated by means of role-playing and other hands-on exercises. PASSIA hopes With this book, which contains the original lectures and exercises, a wider dissemination of the course material amongst the Palestinian civil society community was envisaged.

Date:
Jan. 1, 2002
Language:
English
Contents
1-2

Introduction

David Nassar

3-5

Overview of an Issue-Based Campaign

David Nassar

6-8

Understanding Policy Formulation, Policy Making Processes and Actors

David Nassar

9-19

Developing an Advocacy Campaign

David Nassar

20-22

Introduction to Negotiation Skills

David Nassar

23-27

Acting as a Watchdog

David Nassar

28-31

Interacting with the Media in Terms of Advocacy and Lobbying

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

32-34

Interacting with Media

Dr. Nabil Khatib

35-38

Communication Skills

Dr. Ahmed Baker

39-40

General Ideas About Lobbying and Organizing

Dr. Fuad Mughrabi

41-44

General Ideas About Lobbying

Dr. Ali Jirbawi

45

Appendix

Selected Internet Resources