Advocacy for health policy change


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Advocacy for health policy change

  1. 1. Advocacy for Policy Change Dr Nayyar R. Kazmi Material taken from N.Assifi, UNFPA
  2. 2. What is Advocacy? <ul><li>Advocacy simply means actively supporting a cause, and trying to get others to support it as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy is speaking up, drawing attention to an important issue and directing decision makers towards a solution. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of Advocacy <ul><li>1. The purpose of advocacy is to promote or reinforce a change in policy, programme or legislation . </li></ul><ul><li>2. Rather than providing support directly to clients or users of services, advocacy aims at winning support from others, i.e. creating a supportive environment . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major areas of advocacy work <ul><li>Leadership development </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Political Lobbying </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting legislative change </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing media </li></ul><ul><li>Counteracting opposition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stakeholders of Advocacy <ul><li>Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><li>Decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>Allies and partners </li></ul><ul><li>Resistant groups (Adversaries) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Techniques and Tactics of Advocacy <ul><li>Sensitizing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing </li></ul><ul><li>Dialoguing </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying </li></ul><ul><li>Petitioning </li></ul><ul><li>Pressuring </li></ul><ul><li>Informing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key approaches used in advocacy <ul><li>Involving leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Working with mass media </li></ul><ul><li>Building partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing the community groups </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul>
  8. 8. Techniques and Tactics Decisionmakers Adversaries Partners Beneficiaries Pressuring Petitioning Lobbying Negotiating Debating Dialoguing Mobilization Sensitization Audience/Stakeholder Category Advocacy techniques and tactics