By Patrick Moriarty Coming up with a convincing elevator pitch for our Sustainable Services at Scale (Triple-S) project has long been a challenge. Which, given the complexities of the rural water sector itself, is possibly not that surprising. Whether defining ourselves (at least in part) as a complexity informed water services development lab will help, […]
In this short video, Vida Duti talks about the way Triple-S works in Ghana, and the difference between being a cop and being a change agent. More clips from this series of seven can be viewed here.
Dear Sarah, Although I was present at the birth of the ‘invocacy’ notion and thus know what it is about, I still like the emphasis on the importance of engagement and joint processes of learning and change. Advocacy tends to talk ‘to’ while invocacy aims to talk ‘with’ (people in) organisations and be understanding and considerate […]
The traditional NGO advocacy model focuses on creating pressure for change through ‘awareness raising’ activities. The idea is that if people are aware of the need for change, it will happen. But does this approach really work? And more specifically, is it an effective path to influencing the policies of organisations and governments? [...]