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People-centered advocacy
Hivos is proud to have launched the Advocacy Toolkit last week during the OGP Global Summit in Ottawa. The Advocacy Toolkit is a guide towards transparency and accountability in public contracting through people-centered and evidence-based advocacy.

This toolkit aims to provide essential guidance and ideas to advocacy officers and civil society organizations (CSOs) wishing to mobilize and support people to jointly advocate locally, nationally or globally for more efficient, transparent and accountable public contracting processes.

By providing a shared conceptual framework, this accessible and practical toolkit aims to further harmonize and strengthen the individual and collective lobby and advocacy of the program partners and others across all focus countries, to enhance our collective ability and advocacy effectiveness.

Advocacy Training 27 May
The toolkit was used to train a number of CSOs that partner with Hivos in the Open Up Contracting program on 27 May. Hivos facilitated the training together with Hera Hussain from Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). Thanks, Hera!

We hope you will enjoy the toolkit! Our use of inclusive terms such as ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘us and ‘our’ throughout the document encourages all users — Hivos and Hivos’ partners’ staff, CSOs, and individuals — to use the toolkit.