Capacity Strengthening Training on Advocacy – Recap

On May 15th and May 22nd, a two-part capacity-strengthening training on Advocacy for Prevention and Funding was organised by WFAD. The training was conducted by Sue Thau, a Public Policy Consultant representing Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. This capacity-strengthening training is part of a wider capacity-strengthening training series, which earlier focused on Women (2021) and Children’s Rights (2022). The trainings are available for Members Only. Interested in future capacity-strengthening trainings? Become a member by applying through and stay updated!

Capacity Strengthening Training on Advocacy on Prevention (May 15th, 2023)

The first session focused on the need for prevention in public policy and shared methods on how to advocate for it and how to get politicians on board with policy changes. She shared the FRAME strategy (Facts, Reduce to one page, Anecdotes/Stories, Map out strategies, and Evaluate Results). Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions. The second half of the training included break-out rooms in which participants were discussing given discussion questions, including challenges faced while advocating in the specific regions.

Capacity Strengthening Training on Advocacy on Funding (May 22nd, 2023)

During this training, the FRAME strategy was once again highlighted as it is applicable to all advocacy activities. The training focused on the particular aspect of mapping out a strategy. One has to ask what needs or wants to be changed, which will influence the strategy and steps. simultaneously, in each advocacy process, it is important to engage champions that could help with the case. Maximise your impact with the elected officials by setting up meetings, sharing your one[pagers, and building a relationship, while always showcasing proof and positive outcomes. The training did also include an open discussion and sharing of experiences by participants.

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