Our Work

At Advocacy Unified Network (AUN), our approach to advocacy is guided by fundamental principles that ensure effectiveness, transparency, and accountability. We believe in fostering collaboration, respecting the leadership role of government while holding them accountable, and prioritizing the interests of people and the planet in all our endeavors.

Our Work

Respecting Government Leadership

While we acknowledge the leadership role of governments in policy-making, we are prepared to leverage our voice and influence when necessary. By working closely with government entities, we aim to develop policies that lead to impactful outcomes and effective implementation. However, in instances where governments fall short of their commitments, our joint advocacy efforts with civil society and businesses serve to hold them accountable.

Putting People and Planet First

Our advocacy collaborations prioritize the interests and needs of people, communities, and the environment. We believe that public policy changes should ultimately benefit society and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Investing in Data and Evidence

We invest significant resources in gathering credible data and evidence to inform our advocacy priorities. Whether advocating for climate change goals or public health policies, we ensure that our arguments are backed by science and consensus-based evidence, fostering trust and unity among stakeholders.

Clarity in Desired Outcomes

We emphasize the importance of clarifying specific policy outcomes while remaining flexible in our approach. By breaking down long-term goals into achievable targets, we maintain momentum and engagement among policymakers and advocacy partners.

Understanding Stakeholder Dynamics

Before initiating advocacy activities, we carefully consider the perspectives and priorities of all stakeholder groups. Building trust-based relationships enables us to collaborate effectively in designing and advocating for solutions that address systemic challenges.

Ensuring Coherence and Consistency

Businesses and civil society organizations participating in advocacy collaboration must ensure alignment between their external advocacy positions and internal policies and practices. Transparency, honesty, and openness are paramount, regardless of the outcome.

Conducting Advocacy Transparently

We conduct advocacy collaboration transparently and in a spirit of mutuality, good faith, and accountability. Clear communication of motivations, expectations, and conflict resolution mechanisms ensures integrity and trustworthiness in our advocacy efforts.

At AUN, we are committed to driving positive change through principled advocacy practices that prioritize the well-being of society and the planet.

Respecting Government Leadership

People and Planet First

Investing in Data and Evidence

Clarity in Desired Outcome

Understanding Stakeholder Dynamics

Ensuring Coherence and Consistency

Conducting Advocacy Transparently

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Tools of advocacy unified network - AUN

a) With focal point onto political processes and involved stakeholders.

b) It aims at determining what processes, means and policy instruments (e.g., regulation, legislation, subsidy etc) are used.

c) It will try to explain the role and influence of stakeholders within the policy process (stakeholders is defined broadly to include citizens, community groups, non-government organisation, businesses, ruling party as well as the opposing political parties, think tanks, policy makers)

d) It aims to change the relative power and influence of certain groups (e.g., enhancing public participation and consultation), solutions to problems may be identified that have more’ buy in’ from a wider group.

a) It aims at explaining the contextual factors of policy process; i.e.; what the political, economic and socio-cultural factors are that influence it.

b) It aims to provide solution that may entail changing the structure itself which may be causing structural problems (e.g., a certain economic system or political institution)

a) Effectiveness

b) Efficiency

c) Ethical considerations

d) Evaluations of alternatives

e) Establishment of recommendations for positive change.

a) Defining the problem assessed by the policy.

b) Assessing policy objectives and its target population.

c) Studying effects of the policy.

d) Policy implications: distribution of resources, changes in service rights and statuses tangible benefits.

e) Alternative policies: surveying existing and possible policy models that could have addressed the problem better or parts of it which could make it effective.

a) Identifying the policy’s environment.

b) Assembling information and organising it.

c) Analysing the data.

Public policy advocacy design, monitoring and evaluation – Evaluating the progress or outcomes of advocacy, such as changes in public policy.

a) Direct Advocacy (Directly trying to influence policy makers) -lobbying national & international govts and organization.

b) Indirect Advocacy (Indirectly influencing policy makers by getting their constituents to advocate)
-Grassroot lobbying
-Astroturfing, supporting political, organisational or corporate agendas designed to give the appearance of a grassroots movement.

To create a more engaged and vibrant Civil Society not as a luxury, but as a necessity, including associations, social movement organization, non-government organizations (NGOs), political initiatives, unions, foundations etc; in order to promote good governance in terms of democracy, accountability and efficiency.