Advocacy gives the voiceless a voice. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R8334, R8100 and R6759. 'Facilitated Advocacy and Consensus Building' is now giving a voice to poor people from remote rural areas in eastern India. Previously, they were excluded from services and opportunities to both influence policies that affected their livelihoods (aquaculture) and draw down the rural services they needed. Following participatory research, priorities are now agreed with senior decision makers and advocacy activities are using high-quality knowledge resources, such as best practice guidelines, and novel ways of communication. There has been widespread adoption of the process in Orissa and West Bengal, and in Pakistan and Vietnam. To date over 100,000 copies of publications have been distributed, and over 100,000 digital copies have been downloaded from the STREAM website during the last year, over half these in local languages from 10 Asia Pacific countries.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP21, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 116.

Published 1 January 2007