Power Sharing and “Capacity Development”: Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Strategy to Support Local Advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Power Sharing and “Capacity Development”: Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Strategy to Support Local Advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

PUBLICATION | SEPTEMBER 2020 Power Sharing and “Capacity Development”: Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Strategy to Support Local Advocacy in Sub-Saharan Africa By David Devlin-Foltz, Susanna Dilliplane, Rhonda Schlangen, Julie Tumbo, and Coumba Touré In 2016, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation articulated a bold goal for its international reproductive health strategy to support local…

Midterm Report: Early Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Principled Approach to Supporting Local Advocacy

Midterm Report: Early Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Principled Approach to Supporting Local Advocacy

PUBLICATION | SEPTEMBER 2019 Midterm Report: Early Lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Principled Approach to Supporting Local Advocacy By David Devlin-Foltz, Susanna Dilliplane, Rhonda Schlangen, Julie Tumbo, and Coumba Touré In 2016, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation launched a new grantmaking strategy to support advocacy for access to family planning and reproductive health (FPRH)…

The Advocacy Capacity Review Guide: A Facilitated Process for Assessing Organizational Capacities to Advocate for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The Advocacy Capacity Review Guide: A Facilitated Process for Assessing Organizational Capacities to Advocate for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

PUBLICATION | November 2018 The Advocacy Capacity Review Guide: A Facilitated Process for Assessing Organizational Capacities to Advocate for Family Planning and Reproductive Health By Rhonda Schlangen and the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program The Advocacy Capacity Review (ACR) is a facilitated process to help civil society organizations explore advocacy as a strategy to advance…

Shifting the Balance of Power: Evaluating a Foundation’s Effort to Build Local Advocacy Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

Shifting the Balance of Power: Evaluating a Foundation’s Effort to Build Local Advocacy Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

PUBLICATION | 2017 Shifting the Balance of Power: Evaluating a Foundation’s Effort to Build Local Advocacy Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa American Evaluation Association Organized by Rhonda Schlangen and David Devlin-Foltz Foundations that are supporting local ownership of international development solutions need to learn about structures and practices that will drive sustainable action. In this session…

A Campaign Approach to Disseminating Advocacy Evaluations

A Campaign Approach to Disseminating Advocacy Evaluations

PUBLICATION | MONTH YEAR A Campaign Approach to Disseminating Advocacy Evaluations American Evaluation Association AEA365: Tip-A-Day for Evaluators By Rhonda Schlangen, Julie Tumbo, and Ben Awinda This blog post summarizes lessons from our experience using a campaign approach to disseminating advocacy evaluation findings. We designed the Mwanaharakati (“Activist”) Campaign to share advocacy evaluation case studies…

Human Rights Advocacy Campaigns Synthesis Report

Human Rights Advocacy Campaigns Synthesis Report

PUBLICATION | 2015 Human Rights Advocacy Campaigns Synthesis Report By Julie Tumbo, Ben Awinda, and Rhonda Schlangen This report draws lessons from three groundbreaking, people-powered advocacy campaigns in Tanzania. We collaborated with advocates to create case studies describing the experiences and learning from these campaigns. This synthesis and the related case studies are aimed at…

JUKWAA LA KATIBA TANZANIA:  Campaigning for Citizen Participation in Delivering a New People-Centered Constitution for the United Republic of Tanzania

JUKWAA LA KATIBA TANZANIA: Campaigning for Citizen Participation in Delivering a New People-Centered Constitution for the United Republic of Tanzania

PUBLICATION | 2015 JUKWAA LA KATIBA TANZANIA:  Campaigning for Citizen Participation in Delivering a New People-Centered Constitution for the United Republic of Tanzania By Julie Tumbo, Ben Awinda, and Rhonda Schlangen Jukwaa la Katiba—JUKATA—coordinated a massive national effort to equip citizens to participate in the process to reform the national constitution and ensure that the…

Pastoral Women’s Council: Supporting People-Powered Advocacy For Land Rights

Pastoral Women’s Council: Supporting People-Powered Advocacy For Land Rights

PUBLICATION | 2015 Pastoral Women’s Council: Supporting People-Powered Advocacy For Land Rights By Julie Tumbo, Ben Awinda, and Rhonda Schlangens Rhonda Schlangen The Pastoral Women’s Council and Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums in forty-two villages united to protect pastoralists’ access to traditional land in Ngorongoro. Advocacy campaigns can be a way for people to accelerate…

A Campaign To End The 2012 Doctors’ Strike In Tanzania And Ensure Citizens’ Access To Quality Health Care

A Campaign To End The 2012 Doctors’ Strike In Tanzania And Ensure Citizens’ Access To Quality Health Care

PUBLICATION | 2015 A Campaign To End The 2012 Doctors’ Strike In Tanzania And Ensure Citizens’ Access To Quality Health Care By Author Names Rhonda Schlangen In 2012 and 2013, a broad coalition of civil society organizations and citizens banded together in a high-risk effort to end a labor impasse between doctors and the government…