Advocacy Landscape in Africa
Impact of Covid-19 on Advocacy in Africa (Quantitative research)
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Africa on February 14, 2020. At the time of writing this report, Africa had recorded 1,373,986 cases (Africa CDC). In response, African governments have introduced different policies to help curb the spread of the pandemic: travel restrictions and social distancing have disrupted most socio-economic activity on the continent. These restrictive measures have also impacted negatively on civil society, including the advocacy ecosystem. This report focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on advocacy stakeholders in Africa. It is based on a survey the Advocacy Accelerator conducted amongst advocates, Technical Assistance (TA) providers, and donors active within Africa's advocacy ecosystem.