“Advocacy” is the act or the process of supporting a cause or proposal. Effective advocacy can positively impact the implementation of nutrition programs by influencing decision making at local, national and international levels.

On February 15th, SISN was delighted to host a live webinar with guest speaker, Bill O’Keefe from Catholic Relief Services. As Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy, Mr O’Keefe advocates for a living. During this hour-long live event he shared his real-world experiences and provided tips and tools on how to become a successful advocate, including:

  • The key elements of effective advocacy
  • Useful strategies for influencing policy and system change
  • How to communicate your message to decision makers so your voice is heard!

Following his presentation, attendees posed their questions in an open 20-minute discussion, moderated by SISN Founding Member, Dr Eva Monterrosa.

We are pleased to share a FREE recording with you, as well as a PDF version of the slides.

We hope that you find the webinar informative. We welcome your thoughts, comments and questions on the topic or the webinar itself. Please send any feedback to: comms@implementnutrition.org. We also encourage you to share this webinar with anyone who may find it of interest and be interested in future SISN events.

Save the date for our next webinar The Implementation Science Initiative in Kenya and Uganda: carrying out a systematic bottleneck assessment to guide implementation research within iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) programs” scheduled for April 2019.  Registration will open soon. In the meantime, to find out more about the benefits of SISN membership and to become a member, please click here.

Permission for Use: This webinar and the associated pdf version of the slides may be copied in any form and used for non-commercial purposes provided that the content of any copy is not altered and, it is clearly indicated that SISN is the originator of this material. Please cite as Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Webinar: How Can Advocacy Enhance Implementation Science in Nutrition?, February 2019. Available from: www.implementnutrition.org/webinar_advocacy