Civil Society Empowerment: Advocacy & Lobbying
Advocacy and lobbying actions are taken with the aim to change the policies, positions or programs of institutions. The PASSIA course was designed with this in mind and in view of the fact that Palestinian civil society is in urgent need of trained advocacy specialists in order to to deal more effectively with constituencies and representatives, better track policies and plan and imple¬ment advocacy strategies and campaigns. The course provided practical knowledge of what advocacy is, the range of possible approaches and lobbying instruments, and the art of running campaigns, often demon¬strated by means of role-playing and other hands-on exercises. PASSIA hopes With this book, which contains the original lectures and exercises, a wider dissemination of the course material amongst the Palestinian civil society community was envisaged.