5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Policy briefs and
advocacy
by Both ENDS and CARI
October 14th
, 2010
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
3. Policy brief topics
• Botswana:
“Highlights on the energy options and
implicat...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
3. Policy brief topics
• Turkey:
“Stimulating soil preservation can combat
povert...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
3. Policy brief topics
• Spain:
“Local solutions adapted to the local
context are...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
It’s feasible !…
• Policy briefs are part of lobbying and
everybody is lobbying :...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
The tools of advocacy depend on the situation
5th Plenary meeting, China, October...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Pre-requisites
• Having credible and practically usefull
scientific results
• Hav...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
The seven steps ladder for lobbying (in science and
research for change-BIOTA/Sou...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
 I…ntelligence ?
• Initiative
• Information
• Input
• Influencing
• Incentive
• I...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
INFORMATION
INPUT AND ADVICE
INPUT AND ADVICE
WHAT Is ON THE TABLE ?
DESIRE REPOR...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Other
synthetized
scientific
information
POSTER
POSTER
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Writing a policy brief ? (1/2)
• Determine your topic or issue
• Formulate your o...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Writing a policy brief ? (2/2)
• Draft the body of your paper and introduce
your ...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Other comments about the
structure and plan
American accumulation
plan
• Introduc...
5th Plenary meeting, China, October 20105th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
Lets try together !
• Work in group (3 pe...
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  1. 1. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Policy briefs and advocacy by Both ENDS and CARI October 14th , 2010
  2. 2. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 3. Policy brief topics • Botswana: “Highlights on the energy options and implications for Boteti area ” • China: “The DESIRE methodology in steps for a policy audience”. • Mexico: “ Designing SLM and combating land degradation programmes needs to address economic benefits for local stakeholders;” • Russia: “Cut water subsidies from 90% to 40%, and use the remaining 50% for farmers to buy new technologies for irrigation” 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
  3. 3. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 3. Policy brief topics • Turkey: “Stimulating soil preservation can combat poverty ” • Morocco: "Get national level SLM policies implemented by praising the method of local stakeholder involvement” • Tunisia: “Support rangeland resting as a land management strategy” • Italy: “Land degradation and decreasing food production: CAP subsidies on the wrong track” 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
  4. 4. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 3. Policy brief topics • Spain: “Local solutions adapted to the local context are also solutions to global SLM problems” • Portugal: “Unexpected impacts from tested land use management strategies related to forest fires” • Chile: “Well-informed decision-making leads to changing priorities for investing SLM resources” • Cape Verde: “Stakeholder involvement contributing to SLM: where the methodology can make the difference” • Greece: ? 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010
  5. 5. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 It’s feasible !… • Policy briefs are part of lobbying and everybody is lobbying : the states, the private sector, the ngos, the scientists, the farmers… • a democratic tradition • can make a difference, • Can generate better policies and laws, enhance their application and/or change laws for the better solutions with the aim of the social benefit…
  6. 6. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 The tools of advocacy depend on the situation 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 The tools of advocacy Informal Official Soft " Discreet Diplomacy " Direct/indirect contacts Conversations/discussions Targeted letters quiet Letters to the authorities Analytical letters Statement of position Quiet/Public Raising awareness " Good practices " Hard " Discreet Diplomacy " Confidential letters Targeted denunciations Reports of deficiency Quiet/Public Raising awareness " Good practices " Raising awareness Training Public Public reports Press releases Damning testimonies Letters of denunciation Petitions Pressures Boycott
  7. 7. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Pre-requisites • Having credible and practically usefull scientific results • Having a minimum understanding of the current policies and who is in charge • Be aware that a policy document is a statement of intent • But goals and activities should be outlined • Remember the RIFT principle
  8. 8. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 The seven steps ladder for lobbying (in science and research for change-BIOTA/South Africa ) 1- Define the issue : For » something rather than « against » something 2- Identify the points where a decision could achieve your outcome : Where and in which process should i raise my issue ? 3- Identify the decision maker : consider the issue from his point of vue 4 - Identify the appropriate tools and actions 5- Target your efforts : maxime the outcomes according 6 - Identify skills and ressources 7 - Implement your plan
  9. 9. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010  I…ntelligence ? • Initiative • Information • Input • Influencing • Incentive • Implementation • Innovation • ….
  10. 10. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 INFORMATION INPUT AND ADVICE INPUT AND ADVICE WHAT Is ON THE TABLE ? DESIRE REPORTS 1.3.1. Drivers and policies WB 3 reports WB 5 modelling outputs
  11. 11. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Other synthetized scientific information POSTER POSTER
  12. 12. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Writing a policy brief ? (1/2) • Determine your topic or issue • Formulate your opinion or statement into a single-sentence thesis statement which you will keep in mind while writing the document • Give a short but precise description of the context with numbers + pictures or diagrammes + references • Highlight the problem and support the description with 2/3 examples and says + picture or diagrame + references
  13. 13. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Writing a policy brief ? (2/2) • Draft the body of your paper and introduce your statement using 2/3 supporting evidence in separate paragraph • Research opposite arguments, refute them in the text, and give the impression you have considered all points of vue • Conclude by summerizing your argument and/or offer a memorable one line-ending with additional thoughts to consider relative to your argument • Give your paper a catchy title
  14. 14. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Other comments about the structure and plan American accumulation plan • Introduction : the issue introduced, the issue clarified, the opinion mentioned • Développement : first aspect + arguments, second aspect + arguments, third aspects + arguments • Conclusion : the analysed aspects, the statement, the final word • The dialectic plan • Introduction the issue introduced, the issue clarified, the « for » and the « against » • Développement : first aspect is the thesis ( your statement), second aspect is the antithesis, third aspect is the synthetis ( your statement confirmed) • Conclusion this case there is no need for a conclusion because the synthesis is the conslusionn :
  15. 15. 5th Plenary meeting, China, October 20105th Plenary meeting, China, October 2010 Lets try together ! • Work in group (3 people) • Formulate your opinion or statement to your colleagues and discuss it • Write it in a single-sentence thesis statement • Make a bullet point list of the scientific arguments to support your statement out of the DESIRE project • Tell your colleagues what your specific audience is • Any catchy title ?

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