The ability to demonstrate impact – for institutional growth and to report to donors – is a key element of advocacy work. Monitoring progress can be difficult given the long-term nature of advocacy and the typically short-term nature of advocacy funding. The Advocacy Accelerator offers a 3-part Advocacy Studio on Monitoring and Evaluation for Advocacy (M&E for Advocacy) twice annually. It is offered for free to civil society organizations working in Africa.
The studios comprise three 90 minute virtual intense interactions on a particular topic. The sessions build progressively on each other. Topics range from understanding results, challenges and opportunities, to M and E tools.
The Studio is designed to provide an opportunity for CSOs to connect with each other, as they share perspectives, experiences and best practices on monitoring and measuring advocacy projects and Programmes. Additionally, the Studio is structured to enhance skills by providing a platform to shares best practices and principles in monitoring and measuring advocacy projects and Programmes. Participants are connected to the relevant curated M&E for advocacy resources for continuous learning.