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Advocacy and Policy Influencing (API)

MDF-Training & Consultancy

Certificate / Diploma Short course Ede

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary This course is about enhancing your effectiveness to change practice and behaviour through your policy influencing. You will be equipped with combined strategies, useful insights, tools and skills.
Course description Advocacy and Policy Influencing is crucial to achieve lasting change. This is why an increasing amount of actors (civil society organisations, state actors, international organisations and business) engage in policy influencing. However, it is a challenge to truly effect change through policy influencing. Often initiatives concentrate on changing policies and laws and hardly on changing practice and behaviour through effective implementation of such policies and laws. Participants You are a programme officer working in development cooperation or human rights and part of your work is to influence policies. You are a manager or lobbyist/advocate and working for a civil society organisation, a governmental body or an international institution. Course Objectives Get to know the Policy Influencing Cycle Identify relevant issues for Policy influencing and Advocacy Analyse the policy environment and choose effective strategies and tactics for policy influencing with your beneficiaries and stakeholders Know how to influence decision makers Reinforce your influencing attitude and practice skills Prepare policy change goals with different stakeholder settings
Study subjects • Advocacy concepts and policy influencing • Analysing the environment (factors and actors) • Theory of change • Beneficiary participation and stakeholder analyses • Policy process • Legitimacy by networking and alliance building • Strategising • Relations building • Advocacy skills • Power and principled negotiation • Delivering the message • Communication strategies • Plan your own advocacy
Course objectives Get to know the Policy Influencing Cycle Identify relevant issues for Policy influencing and Advocacy Analyse the policy environment and choose effective strategies and tactics for policy influencing with your beneficiaries and stakeholders Know how to influence decision makers Reinforce your influencing attitude and practice skills Prepare policy change goals with different stakeholder settings
ECTS credits 1.00
Duration 12 day(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, design project, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, integration module, lecture, oral presentation, portfolio, project, self evaluation, self study, working group, workshop
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Open entry training team
Information about the institution MDF Training & Consultancy is a global training and consultancy agency with 30 years experience in international development cooperation. Our focus areas: - Focusing on sustainable results in projects and programmes - Enhancing capacities of professionals - Strengthening organisations to improve performance - Maximising the impact of partnerships and networks We believe that people who continue to develop themselves are best equipped to really contribute and make a sustainable difference in an ever changing world. We are passionate facilitators of result-oriented learning. It is important to us that you have a stimulating and engaging learning experience. Our trainers are also consultants; they understand your reality and the challenges you face in your work. If you want to improve your existing competencies or to develop new ones, we are pleased to offer you a variety of rich and personal learning events. Clients and participants come from different types of organisations: government and non-government; national and international; public and private. Typical topics: good governance, food security, water, education, human rights, sexual and reproductive rights, partnerships.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. 3 years involved in the international cooperation. Working in a development organisation around food security, human rights, water management, local governance, public-private partnerships
  2. Completed higher education in a relevant discipline.
  3. Interest in recent changes in development cooperation
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 day(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
30 Sep 2019 30 Aug 2019 15 Aug 2019
30 Mar 2020 28 Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020
28 Sep 2020 28 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.€ 3550n.a.
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 3550n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), MENA Scholarship Programme , Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Jacqueline Stam

Registration Officer

registration@mdf.nl

Contact information for the institution

Marieke Alta

Registration Officer

registration@mdf.nl

Contact

registratie

registration@mdf.nl

Catrin Hohmann

NFP contact person

registration@mdf.nl

Telephone number +31 (0) 0318650060
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