Increasing skills for advocacy: a toolbox

This toolbox provides a general background on the meaning and modalities of advocacy and proposes exercises to better define advocacy challenges, propose solutions and recommendations, map stakeholders and evaluate advocacy activities in function of their impact and how they contribute to the results.

It was developed within the framework of a pilot project to pilot Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) in Kenya and Tanzania, managed by RECONCILE (Resource Conflict Institute) through the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC). The aim of the project is to test and develop PRM in Kenya and Tanzania with the intention to improve, scale up and mainstream this approach. It is implemented in line with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT). CELEP is involved in order to contribute to the overall project purpose, which is to attain secure and better use of rangelands (sustainable productivity) by local communities by developing a management model for PRM in Kenya and Tanzania. The project presents a platform for strengthening the role of CELEP in championing the tenure and property rights of pastoralists in Eastern Africa through its knowledge management, communication and lobbying activities. CELEP leads the advocacy component of the project through VSFB (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium), with support from RECONCILE, ILRI and TNRF who are involved in the technical aspects of testing and developing PRM in Kenya and Tanzania.