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Building the capacity of local people to advocate to government, for-profits, aid agencies and the media on their own behalf regarding their needs or a crisis they are facing is something many aid and development workers must be concerned with.
This page is intended for a summary of the kinds of issues faced with building the capacities of local people to advocate on their own behalf, and to provide a list of links that will help aid and development workers in this endeavor.
AWN would like to expand this page with a rich list of links to resources related to building the capacity of local people to engage in advocacy activities. For now, see
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