Landscapes and Livelihoods Strategy (LLS) and The World Initiative on Sustainable pastoralism (WISP) organized a workshop recently in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss ways of strengthening their advocacy activities. The three-day workshop, which drew participants from 8 countries, covered topics which included political analysis, multi-stakeholder dialogue, barrier analysis and communication, and how they can be applied in advocacy work to enhance impact.
They agreed that it was not only important to understand factors for success, but also barriers and risks, and put in place plans to address them.
According to the participants, working in coalitions not only increases influence but also provides more power than any single organization can enjoy on its own.
They shared case studies, lessons and experiences in their advocacy work with a view to developing an efficient and effective strategy for LLS and WISP. Various models from different parts of the world were presented and discussed as a means to refining and applying them in LLS and WISP work.