The session aims to build a collective awareness and understanding of the legitimacy challenges faced by advocacy groups across the world and how to respond.
In this session, you will share and learn innovative strategies to effectively balance local legitimacy and foreign support, in a way that promotes greater civic accountability and protects the space for citizens to speak out.
Using ted-style pitches, live voting, activist vlogs, and table discussions, participants will explore the key ingredients for strengthening local legitimacy.
Using these ingredients as a frame of analysis, we will explore some of the dilemmas that organisations face including how to navigate politics and power.
Our hypothesis is that is you can build more strategic communications and a stronger narrative using these ingredients to tell your story and assert your legitimacy to act and speak out.
Key note speakers:
Ms Sophie Kyagulanyi
Governance &Accountability Thematic Manager, Oxfam Uganda
Ms Luong Minh Ngoc
Director, ISEE Vietnam
Ms Isabel Crabtree-Condor
Knowledge Broker – Oxfam Knowledge Hub Governance & Citizenship
Group work facilitators:
Ms Bettina Huber
Program Lead Civil Society Space & Strengthening, Oxfam [Novib] Mr David Saldivar
Mr Rodrigo Barahona
Key/search words for this session:
Civic Space; Legitimacy, Civic Activism, Politics, Strategic Communication, Narratives, Foreign Support, Foreign funding, opposition politics, Voice, Representation, Civil Society Effectiveness, Accountability of Civil Society, Power, Partnerships, Legal Accountability