Policy Advocacy

Policies affect lives and determine the opportunities and resources citizens can collectively enjoy. Additionally, they are the main collective forces that define and sustain overall societal development. The benefits of democratic development that directly impacts the lives of citizens will mostly be achieved through improved governance. Our Policy Advocacy program – designed on the needs and perspectives expressed by citizens mostly at the grassroots – will highlight the policy gaps and shortfalls and allow us to influence the content of policies and shift the political and socio-economic discrepancies in the systems that are detrimental to overall development, peace and security. We want to create a nexus between public policy process and evidence-based practices while integrating both upstream and downstream policy advocacy strategies which include but not limited to:

  • Collaborating and engaging with the spheres of influence in public policy to identify, explore, and exploit opportunities and strategies for common advancement.
  • Empowering communities to assess their needs and concerns and how to articulate them.
  • Opening spaces for civic dialogues on policy issues and their impact on overall development.
  • Carrying out rights literacy initiatives and awareness-raising campaigns mostly on social media platforms.
  • Collaboratively monitoring and evaluating the impact of policy implementation and making recommendations on lessons learned and best practices
  • Supporting communities in gathering evidence to hold leaders accountable if the implementation of policies is poor and commitments are not being met.
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