Supporting high-impact advocacy to improve international health and development

research and analysis

Commissioned by the Hewlett Foundation to research and recommend models for advocacy capacity strengthening in low-resource settings, culminating in the report Strengthening country-based advocacy for maximum impact: What will it take?

Facilitated a global consultation for Planned Parenthood Global, summarized in a report titled Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Diverse Voices Informing a Shifting Political Landscape.

In partnership with Global Health Visions, conducted consultations and research summarized in the report Civil Society Engagement in the Global Financing Facility (GFF): Analysis and Recommendations that informed the minimum standards for civil society engagement in the GFF.

Strategy Development

Supported the development and revisioning of institutional advocacy strategies and implementation plans for:

Project Incubation

Supported Amref Health Africa with the conceptualization and start-up of Y-ACT, Youth In Action, an advocacy capacity strengthening platform for young advocates across Kenya supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Supported Counterpart International  and  CIVICUS  in the design and facilitation of co-creation workshops with local civil society organizations to design regional Innovation for Change (I4C) hubs with the support of USAID and Sida.

Supported the Hewlett Foundation with the research, design, and start-up of the Advocacy Accelerator, an advocacy capacity strengthening hub in East Africa hosted by Amref Health Africa .

Capacity strengthening

Led advocacy strategy development workshops for the Center for Reproductive Rights Africa, training reproductive rights lawyers and advocates from Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Facilitated advocacy strategy development workshops for global staff working at the UN Foundation’s Digital Impact Alliance.

Supported the design, implementation, and facilitation of the Advocacy Academy, an in-person and online advocacy training and learning community for 100 advocates from 49 countries attending the 2019 Women Deliver Conference.

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