Advocacy and Lobbying

Empowering Advocacy and Lobbying: RCDN+ Academy’s Training in Skopje

The Regional Capacity Development Network for Water and Sanitation Services (RCDN) is proud to announce the completion the second Advocacy and Lobbying Training that took place in Skopje. This event was a cornerstone in our mission to empower partners from Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia with the tools necessary for effective advocacy in the public policy arena.

Over the course of the training, dedicated participants from the region engaged in a dynamic program designed to deepen their understanding of advocacy and enhance their lobbying skills.

The training offered a mix of theoretical knowledge,  alongside engaging practical exercises that put theory into practice. Participants were given the opportunity to simulate advocacy campaigns, creating a dynamic environment to test and refine their approaches.

Real-world examples served as both inspiration and instruction, showcasing the transformative power of well-executed advocacy efforts. One of the highlights of the training was the emphasis on evidence-based advocacy, where participants learned how to utilize essential documents such as comparative analysis and cost-benefit analyses to enhance their advocacy efforts effectively. Lastly, the training equipped participants with the tools, strategies, and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of public policy advocacy successfully.

As the training concluded, attendees emerged not just with new knowledge, but with a reinforced commitment to their roles as agents of change. They are now better equipped to craft impactful advocacy campaigns that resonate with stakeholders and decision-makers alike.

RCDN remains committed to fostering such capacity development opportunities, as we believe that empowering our partners is synonymous with advancing progress in the water and sanitation sector. We extend our gratitude to all those who participated and contributed to the enriching dialogue that took place.