Strengthening Civil Society Organisations Activism in BiH
Bosnia and Herzegovina
To improve capacity of CSOs in BiH in organisation and implementation of advocacy campaigns and in securing the funds for campaigns.
The UK Government
Oxfam Italia, office in Bosnia and Herzegovina
October 2013 – March 2015
Through building capacity of CSOs in advocacy campaigning, project supports concepts of active citizens, responsible leadership and transparent decision making processes, ensuring citizens participation in creation of decisions that influence their lives.
The project is comprised of two phases: first advanced training phase and second mentoring and coaching.
The training for 15 CSOs will be held in two sessions (9th-13th December 2013 and 24th-28th February 2014) in Sarajevo.
The training will be focused on empowering CSOs leaders to better understand the process of changes evolution, equipping them with the tools and introducing them to methods for development and implementation of advocacy strategies appropriate to the BiH context.
Upon completion of the training program participants will be asked to present idea for advocacy campaign to be implemented in the second phase of the project that will run in the period from April 2014 until March 2015. Five campaigns will be supported during the course of the project. OXFAM international experts will provide coaching and mentoring support, campaign planning and implementation, as well as in media relations, as important component of any campaign.
To achieve greater impact of the project, Oxfam will aim to enable participants to share their knowledge and experience with other CSOs.