ADVOCACY, CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES
This is to facilitate engagements (dialogue, advocacy and campaigns) with relevant stakeholders and policy makers in governmental and non-governmental agencies in African countries, to fast-track the implementation of the needed actions and solutions on selected sector-specific policies and programmes towards the achievement of SDGs. We seek to provide the different platforms to engage the relevant stakeholders and generate digital content (information, audio-visual and data) that will highlight their main goals and objectives geared towards achieving the SDGs in those countries. The digital, social media together with telecommunication and mobile phone applications including WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram will be used as technological, promotional and marketing tools to disseminate materials from these events.
The following strategies are being used by Abibiman Foundation to implement this programme:
Public Awareness Creation
Community Mobilization and Sensitisation
Publicity and Media Campaigns
Policy Advocacy: Abibiman Foundation uses an approach that recognizes the different ways. This people-centred participatory approach aims to develop participants abilities and skills to diagnose and solve development problems. It enables the development of critical consciousness for change and transformation. The approach is based on the belief that every individual has valuable knowledge, skills and experiences that they bring to any process.
Capacity building: We build capacities of Opinion Leaders, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Traditional Councils (TC), Local Non-Governmental Organisations (LNGOs) in the thematic areas like Governance, Peace, Sustainable Livelihoods, Health, Education, Environment, Agriculture, Climate Change and Human Right based issues.
Public awareness Creation: Bring the relevant issues to the general public through debates, information-sharing workshops, public policy forums, popular education, radio and other media outlets on Governance, Sustainable Livelihoods, Health, Environment Education, Peace, Agriculture and Human Right issues based on knowledge of cultural.
Community Mobilization and Sensitization: We encourage the local community to participants and contribute their diversity of experiences. The methods used in our activities include: context-specific case studies, discussions and working groups, role plays, songs, folklore, dance, problem-solving exercises and stimulations.
We identify the community assets and resources in the local community to help promoting the needed awareness and help address the challenges while utilizing them as positive change agents in the promotion of sustainable through facilitated collaboration among various partners based on knowledge of cultural and civic for a better standard of human.
Publicity and Media Campaigns: We use the media to highlight Sustainable Livelihoods, Health, Education, Peace and Agriculture, Human Right issues.
Publications: Publicize governments international commitments, disseminate knowledge of Human Rights instruments and document the gap between government commitments and the reality of lives. work with AU, G8 or G7, EU and G20 to be accountable to the commitments made to take strong leadership
Networking and Alliance Building: Abibiman Foundation hosting the Africa Regional Secretariat of Abibiman Global and facilitating the establishment of all the Abibiman Country branches in Africa; Actively participating in existing regional coalitions and platforms, hosting meeting of regional platforms, conferences and events; Facilitating the formation of new regional platforms on specific and relevant issues.
We believe these will inspire, motivate and empower other relevant stakeholders to emulate and facilitate dialogue, engagement, advocacy and campaigns especially amongst communities and countries in Africa. The implementation of the programme is structured into these four (4) distinct but interrelated operational sub-cycles below;
Sub-cycle 1 - Setting the agenda
Interviewing corporate representatives from relevant stakeholders, Institutions/Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs), NGOs and UN Agencies, to capture the views and expectations of their plans and programmes on the SDGs.
Sub-cycle 2 - Discussing the agenda
Provide a platform for panelists to discuss the views and expectations on these sectors and country-specific plans and programmes on the SDGs.
Sub-cycle 3 - Monitoring the agenda
Undertake field trips and site inspections to monitor those projects and programmes and capture evidences of their progress and successes on the SDGs as mentioned in sub-cycles 1 and 2 above.
Sub-cycle 4 - Demanding on the agenda
Organize stakeholder engagement and campaign events at the grassroots and national levels to provide public awareness, sensitisation and empowerment to demand appropriate actions and accountability from policy makers, implementers and government on sector and country-specific projects and programmes.