Advocacy Capacity Training and Support for Global Health Corp

Advocacy Capacity Training and Support for Global Health Corp

The Advocacy Accelerator (AAC) has partnered with the Global Health Corp (GHC) to lead the GHC advocacy pillar on strengthening local advocacy capacity and fostering greater alignment and coordination between actors in the SRHR ecosystem in four countries – Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The project engages GHC fellows who consider themselves as disrupters, as they seek to counter the “business as usual” attitude in the health equity space to contribute to a broader vision of an inclusive advocacy ecosystem that values peer to peer learning, homegrown knowledge from the African experience, wisdom sharing and aptitude development.

The AAC will implement a tailor-made advocacy capacity strengthening program to respond to the needs identified by GHC alumni and staff. The program has 4 phases that include gathering as much information as possible about the needs and interests of GHC alumni and local partners. This information will be used to inform the development of a coherent, bespoke learning package and materials that are responsive to the expressed needs of the GHC alumni. Overall, the focus of the learning package will be to lay the foundation – or build on the foundation for those already engaged in advocacy – for GHC alumni (and select grassroots/local organisations) to increase their understanding, engagement, and efficacy in advocacy and coalition building. The process will take a holistic, systems approach, emphasising how alumni can engage and leverage their ecosystems and spheres of influence to have a broader ripple effect in their respective communities.

The AAC will conduct workshops that use interactive, experiential modalities based on best practices for virtual training that leverage the experience of participants and provide time for practice and application of theory. In line with these best practices and in order to foster high levels of interactivity, connection, and trust. The workshop will cover a number of topics among them – Understanding what advocacy is and why it is important; Understanding the advocacy ecosystem and where SRHR fits in; Engaging the ecosystems and spheres of influence; Undertaking the advocacy process; Understanding the role of power; Messaging; and Monitoring, evaluating and learning.

The Advocacy Accelerator (AAC) has partnered with the Global Health Corp (GHC) to lead the GHC advocacy pillar on strengthening local advocacy capacity and fostering greater alignment and coordination between actors in the SRHR ecosystem in four countries – Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. The project engages GHC fellows who consider themselves as disrupters, as they seek to counter the “business as usual” attitude in the health equity space to contribute to a broader vision of an inclusive advocacy ecosystem that values peer to peer learning, homegrown knowledge from the African experience, wisdom sharing and aptitude development.

The AAC will implement a tailor-made advocacy capacity strengthening program to respond to the needs identified by GHC alumni and staff. The program has 4 phases that include gathering as much information as possible about the needs and interest of GHC alumni and local partners. This information will be used to inform the development of a coherent, bespoke learning package and materials that are responsive to the expressed needs of the GHC alumni. Overall, the focus of the learning package will be to lay the foundation – or build on the foundation for those already engaged in advocacy – for GHC alumni (and select grassroots/local organisations) to increase their understanding, engagement, and efficacy in advocacy and coalition building. The process will take a holistic, systems approach, emphasising how alumni can engage and leverage their ecosystems and spheres of influence to have a broader ripple effect in their respective communities.

The AAC will conduct workshops that use interactive, experiential modalities based on best practices for virtual training that leverage the experience of participants and provide time for practice and application of theory. In line with these best practices and in order to foster high levels of interactivity, connection, and trust. The workshop will cover a number of topics among them – Understanding what advocacy is and why it is important; Understanding the advocacy ecosystem and where SRHR fits in; Engaging the ecosystems and spheres of influence; Undertaking the advocacy process; Understanding the role of power; Messaging; and Monitoring, evaluating and learning.


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