1st Edition

Facilitated Advocacy for Sustainable Development An Approach and Its Paradoxes

Edited By Graham Haylor, William Savage Copyright 2019
    122 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    122 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Facilitated advocacy is an approach to development initiatives that enables people situated across diverse cultural, economic, educational, professional, societal and linguistic spheres to engage more equitably. By doing so, potential changes in policy and practice can improve people’s livelihoods and life circumstances.

    This book provides context and definition for facilitated advocacy. It suggests a role for the approach, as the world once again embarks on a set of UN-coordinated development goals. The book outlines the skills and experience required to facilitate groups of people in order to identify and advocate for changes that they consider necessary. This is illustrated through a series of co-authored case studies from Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. These range from standing up for the rights of tribal communities in eastern India and improving service delivery to villages in Vietnam, to developing an inclusive fisheries policy in Pakistan and building social enterprises in Odisha State of India.

    This book offers a critically reflective description of what has been tried, adapted and replicated, furthering action research in the field of development studies. It offers theorists and practitioners an opportunity to examine their own work in contrast and in recognition of the realities of living with paradoxes.

    1 An approach to development in a world of paradoxes

    Graham Haylor and William Savage

    2 Facilitated advocacy in action

    Graham Haylor and William Savage

    3 Building a strategy impacting the poorest communes: a case study in Vietnam

    Nguyen Song Ha, Tran Ngoc Mai, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    4 Fishers campaign for, debate and achieve change: a case study in Cambodia

    Thay Somony, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    5 How farmers and fishers achieved changes in aquaculture policy and practice: a case study in eastern India

    Kuddus Ansary, Satyendra D. Tripathi, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    6 The Light of Life weavers of Sambalpuri Saris: a case study in Odisha, eastern India

    Satyendra D. Tripathi, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    7 Two worlds across a highway: a case study in Pakistan

    Muhammad Junaid Wattoo, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    8 Facilitated advocacy in the context of disaster relief: a case study in Sri Lanka

    Graham Haylor and William Savage

    9 Taking Aqua Shops from Asia to Africa: a case study in Kenya

    Susan Otieno, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    10 Getting scientific equipment into development policies: a case study in Ghana

    George Owusu Essegbey, Stephen Awuni, Nighisty Ghezae, Graham Haylor and William Savage

    11 A place for facilitated advocacy in a world of SDGs

    Graham Haylor and William Savage


    Graham Haylor is a scientific executive director, who has worked extensively in poverty alleviation, and is an aquaculture and fisheries specialist. He has over 30 years of international experience and is author of 150 publications within the fields of aquaculture, fisheries, rural development, communications and impact.

    William Savage works as an organizational and community development facilitator, consulting with international and local NGOs, inter-governmental and international organizations, and government agencies. He was on the faculty of the Center for Language and Educational Technology of the Asian Institute of Technology near Bangkok for 12 years.