NEW: SF is hosting a training session on How to Lobby at intergovernmental meetings

This one-day intensive training workshop that will provide all participants with a toolkit of good practices and tricks of the trade for ensuring that your voice is heard in the context of international meetings.

Is your organisation struggling to make its voice heard in intergovernmental meetings?  Do you need to understand how the UN decision-making process works? Do you know how to draft text amendments or generate an effective written submission to an international meeting?

Based on 25 years of experience of lobbying at intergovernmental meetings, Stakeholder Forum has designed a one-day training course that will provide you with all of the tools, the knowledge and the tricks-of-the-trade for ensuring that you and your organisation can more effectively lobby decision-makers at the international level.

The day will cover the core essentials for an effective lobbying strategy including:

  • How to prepare for intergovernmental meetings
  • How to lobby decision-makers
  • How to work with the media

In addition, we will also have two alternative sessions dedicated to upcoming and ongoing intergovernmental meetings; the UNFCCC negotiations and the MDG + 10 Review Summit. For a full agenda please click here.

Speakers will include:

  • Felix Dodds, Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum and author of seven books including How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings: Mine is a Café Latte

  • Richard Black, BBC environment correspondent and writer of the BBC’s environment blog ‘Earth Watch

  • Derek Osborn, President of Stakeholder Forum and former head of the UK government delegation to the Rio Earth Summit.

  • MJ Mace, Consultant for the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), who has been extensively involved in UNFCCC negotiations for over 10 years.

  • Elvira Kanichay, Network Policy Officer for Bond who is involved in coordinating advocacy efforts at the national and international level, and has extensive experience of the MDG+10 review process.

When? 17th June 2010

Where?  St Albans Centre, central London.  Click here for a location map.

How much? 

  • NGO/Charities: £180 (plus VAT)

  • Government and Local Authorities: £250 (plus VAT)

  • Business: £300 (plus VAT)

Discount on group bookings available.

For more information and the booking form just click here or contact Andrew Shaw: [email protected].  

“The ‘how to lobby training’ workshop proved invaluable for preparing ourselves for the UNFCCC COP”. 

World Society for the protection of Animals (WSPA)



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