➢ Strengthen key organizations and individuals who can carry advocacy forward following transition, and who present the potential to serve as country-level and future capacity building resources for smaller organizations.|
➢ Support networks with robust existing capacity to mobilize advocacy, or encourage the unification of CSOs, while ensuring community needs are represented.
➢ Channel funding through intermediaries to create broad advocacy support and pressure over governments.
➢ Create meaningful participatory mechanisms to bring together civil society and government to agree to rules of engagement and codify participation.
➢ Provide time-bound, flexible bridge grants, with catalytic funding available to support targeted advocacy.
➢ Diversify funding modalities to support a mix of organizations, potentially through donor coordination mechanisms and intermediaries.|
➢ Support longer-term capacity building across different levels of the system – individual, organizational, and systemic - and define in tandem with CSOs what support is needed.
➢ Support social accountability efforts that engage members of affected populations to generate public engagement and demand and hold their government to account.
|Changing donors’ approach at any point of engagement||
➢ Provide more flexible funding, reporting and evaluation with core support, looser grant application and reporting requirements, and improved monitoring and evaluation to better measure advocacy.|
➢ Build an exit strategy and consider sustainability from the start in partnership with CSOs
➢ Support rights-based activities, particularly organizations and activities that include or are led by members of affected populations, and focus on embracing the diversity of vulnerable populations.
➢ Address enabling environments by recognizing the historical and political context in which civil society sits, and adjust donor involvement accordingly.
➢ Strengthen access to data and information via knowledge sharing hubs and online tool repositories.
➢ Consider non-traditional modes of engagement like informal initiatives and mobilization via social media.