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Advocacy & Policy Influencing in steps

More than ever, it's vital to be effective in influencing policies, because they affect the lives of all citizens. How to assert influence in dialogue with decision makers? Can we create better conditions for people and planet? Advocacy and policy influencing need a concerted effort and alliance building. This fully online course gives you a systematic overview in 12 steps to set up policy interventions. Let your organisation be the change you want to achieve in society.

  • Create a systematic strategy for lobbying and advocacy actions  
  • Analyse stakeholders influence and importance in policy contexts  
  • Understand how to influence policy development or implementation processes  
  • Gain insight to build strong coalitions, and select your political targets  
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare and implement advocacy initiatives
  • Convey your key messages and advocacy plan convincingly  

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Advocacy & Policy Influencing in steps

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You are engaged in or responsible for lobbying and advocacy programmes, representing an NGO or other civil organisation, government entity or social enterprise. You are searching for the key knowledge, methods, tools and skills to perform more strategically in policy influencing.

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You will work from the comfort of your own home or office. Our online courses combine interactive live sessions with your fellow classmates, and activities on MDF’s Moodle training platform, making this a high-quality learning experience. Our international trainers will guide and mentor your learning process.

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Ger Roebeling
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Linda Janmaat
Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Zoë Lawson
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