Call for Proposals: Learning Materials on Effective Campaigning Skills
Applications are invited from experienced trainers, preferably from
one of the SADC countries, to produce course materials for strength-
ening the campaigning capabilities of human rights and other activist
organisations as part of the Adilisha project.
The Adilisha project seeks to strengthen the campaigning and organ-
isational capacities of human rights organisations in southern Africa
using a mixture of regional workshops and computer- and internet-
based distance learning methods.
The capacity building programme covers human rights skills as well as
institutional capacity building components, including courses on:
Fact-finding and investigation;
Monitoring and reporting;
Use of the internet for research and advocacy; and
Training of trainers.
The purpose of the course is to enable human rights activists to de-
fine, develop and run effective mass-based / popular campaigns for
the protection and promotion of human rights and the promotion of re-
spect for human dignity. In broad terms we envisage the course might
cover issues such as (but not necessarily limited to):
Understanding the context;
defining the problem;
defining the changes required;
assessing strengths and weaknesses of allies and opponents;
defining meaningful messages;
understanding different campaigning tools;
defining actions to be taken and what campaigning tools to be used;
dealing with paradigms;
developing campaign strategies and techniques;
collecting and analysing information;
planning and preparation;
managing campaign meetings and other public actions;
encouraging public participation;
managing the media;
producing and dissemination of campaign information;
training others; gender and division of labour;
using the internet;
This course will be complementary to the courses on Fact-finding and
investigation, Monitoring and reporting, and Making representations
that are already being developed. As the course materials on Making
representations focuses on materials relating making direct represen-
tations to decision makers and power holders, we anticipate the Cam-
paigning course will focus mainly on social mobilisation.
A fee of up to GBP 6,000 is available (plus GBP 600 for research ex-
penses is available for the right person). The author will be ex-
pected to work closely with other authors and the project team in-
cluding attending meetings in the region (the costs of which will be
met by the project).
Those interested in applying should familiarise themselves with the
project summary at:
Applications, including CVs, should be sent to <email@example.com>, and
should include a 3-5 page proposed course outline listing topics to
be covered and associated learning objectives, together with a bibli-
ography of relevant literature not exceeding one page.
Closing date for applications: 14 July 2001.
The Adilisha project is supported by grants from the European Union,
the British Department for International Development (DFID), the Ca-
nadian International Development Research Centre, and the British
Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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