Making Change Happen – Advocacy and Citizen Participation

Making Change Happen was organized to explore an expanded view of advocacy and citizen participation. Organizers and participants were concerned about a tendency to view these activities as technical projects, devoid of power and politics. In reality, advocacy and civic participation involve a complex interaction of power and resistance, as those working for change in different contexts face different levels of openness and pluralism, risk and corruption. This report is structured around the key themes addressed during Making Change Happen.