Date: 13 – 15 May, 2013.
Venue: WACSI Training Centre, Accra, Ghana
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is pleased to welcome your application to participate in its course on “Introduction to Policy Advocacy and Engagement for Civil Society Actors in West Africa”. It primarily aims to provide civil society actors (CSAs) with a clear understanding of advocacy concepts, definition of advocacy related terms and introduce CSOs to strategies and tactics in planning an advocacy intervention with the goal of promoting an open society, participatory and responsive governance.
GOAL: The overarching goal of the training is to introduce emerging and experienced CSAs to the concept of policy advocacy and engagement, as well as contribute towards a deeper understanding of public policy making and influencing processes and in planning effective advocacy campaigns.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This course has been specially designed to introduce development practitioners to the concept and practice of policy advocacy. It seeks to equip them with techniques that will enable them to demand for a more open and participatory governance system in West Africa. This course will enable participants to:
-Clarify and define the basic terms/concepts associated with advocacy, engagement, public policy;
-Design policy advocacy objective/agenda;
-Articulate the key purposes of the policy making cycle;
-Identify and adopt a range of policy communication and advocacy tools;
-Understand the roles of civil society in public policy formulation, analysis and influencing;
-Lobby and negotiate effectively in a policy influencing process and;
-Monitor implementation progress and evaluate advocacy process.
HOW TO APPLY?
-Complete, sign and email application form to policyadvocacy(at)wacsi.org or
-Apply online, visit http://wacsi.org/en/site/programmes/182/Introduction-to-Policy-Advo...
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday April 26, 2013
CONTRIBUTION FEE: A Course contribution fee of GHC600.00 (Six Hundred Ghana Cedis). The fee covers: Tuition, Feeding, Training materials, WACSI Publications and Certificate of Participation