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Document The advocacy sourcebook

The aim of the sourcebook is to assist WaterAid staff and partner organisations, as well as others in the sector, in drawing up advocacy action plans that aim to improve the water supply and sanitation situation
of the poorest people in the countries where they work.

It covers the following topics:

 * spaces for civil society participation and how to link local, national and international advocacy;
 * the role of WaterAid to improve water supply and sanitation (WSS) in the context of UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
 * building community capacity for rooted advocacy;
 * the planning process for effective advocacy such as how to identify issues, what tools to use, clarifying the message etc.;
 * resources to be used for advocacy;
 * advocacy actions such as lobbying, campaigns, media etc.;
 * monitoring and evaluation of advocacy.

The sourcebook is interspersed with short case studies from national-level advocacy activities in Africa (Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and the UK, as well as at the international level (Freshwater Action Network).

Further information resources are also provided. In the Annexe, there is a selection of tools, pro-formas, tables and diagrams which advocacy workers may like to reproduce, adapt or distribute.

Creator O'Connell, M., Burrows, G. and Plumb, L. (eds) (2007). The advocacy sourcebook. London, UK, WaterAid. 115 p. : boxes, tab. Download PDF file [http://www.irc.nl/url/27476] [0.98 MB]
Publisher O'Connell, M., Burrows, G. and Plumb, L. (eds) (2007). The advocacy sourcebook. London, UK, WaterAid. 115 p. : boxes, tab. Download PDF file [http://www.irc.nl/url/27476] [0.98 MB]
Type of document Report
Rights Public
File link http://www.irc.nl/url/27476
Source of information IRC
Keyword(s) advocacy, MDGs
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES
Relation http://www.emwis.org/initiatives/map/MSSD/doc343246
Geographical coverage n/a
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