Promoting excellence and equity in global development
The Advocacy Team is a new consultancy practice promoting excellence and equity in international development. As experts in political advocacy and campaigning we help international organisations to achieve their advocacy and campaigning goals. We also promote the very best practice in international development; supporting organisations through our training and development functions, and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in international development.
lEADing advocacy campaigns
With extensive experience running and winning campaigns, we can help your organisation to achieve your advocacy and campaigning goals. We can join your team for an interim period, or provide additional capacity at crucial moments. We will design your advocacy strategy, contribute creative ideas and help to execute advocacy campaigns.
promoting equity And inclusion in Development
The international development sector will be most effective when talented people from every corner of our globe, and every section of our societies can contribute to the work to end poverty and injustice. We provide direct recruitment support and strategic advice to international organisations working to become more equitable and inclusive in their approach to international development.
Policy and Research Skills
We can support your policy work and help you to write briefings, policy reports, undertake new research and analysis. Policy expertise in global health, development finance, anti-corruption initiatives and human rights.
Public Affairs and Advocacy
International Broadcasting Trust (IBT)
We support the IBT’s public affairs work, leading their engagement with the DCSMs, Ofcom and with the broadcasting industry. We also mobilise support for IBT’s campaigns in Parliament, and we are delighted to help to deliver IBT’s Kids TV Campaign.
We have organised some of the biggest and most impactful events on the UK development scene, on behalf of our clients. We also run independent events to put important issues on the political agenda. In June 2019, the Advocacy Team hosted the Opening Doors careers fair – the first careers event designed to help people from under-represented groups to break into development and to progress in their careers.
Policy & RESEARCH
Malaria No More UK
The Advocacy Team stepped in to help Malaria No More UK in the lead up to the 2019 Commonwealth Malaria conference. Lorriann Robinson wrote the 2019 Commonwealth Malaria Report, working with partners across the Commonwealth to present case studies documenting the experiences of eight Commonwealth countries in their fight against malaria.
We were also proud to work with the digital and creative team at Isobar to manage the development of a new Commonwealth Malaria Tracker, an interactive online tool that allows users to see how each malaria endemic Commonwealth country is progressing as they work to halve malaria by 2023.
The Advocacy Team is aiming to become a leading training provider for development professionals. We were delighted to run an advocacy training session at the Global Witness staff retreat in July 2019, and we are working with some incredible partners to offer a range of training courses in 2020. Sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date about our training offer.