Applying Strategies to Common Stakeholders

Policy advocacy can be targeted to a wide spectrum of stakeholders. This may include policymakers, government officials, human rights bodies, networks, coalitions, the public, donor organizations, NGOs and the media. Evidently, the stakeholders you choose to target will depend on your policy advocacy goals and the context in which you work.

In the policy advocacy planning section, the understanding levers of influence page explained the process of identifying which stakeholders can influence the central issue you wish to advocate on. This section further develops this process by focusing on specific strategies that you may use to engage with the relevant stakeholders. A guideline is provided on how, and who to approach in UNHCR and the government to achieve the most effective results.

Advocacy with UNHCR Headquarters
Advocacy with Local UNHCR
Advocacy with Governments