In South Asia the regional workshop was simply called: 'Options for Climate Advocacy for Asia' and it was attended by 26 participants from 15 regional networks. It was the first time for networks in Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Philippines to meet and get acquainted with each other and their work in climate advocacy.
The sessions of the workshop for Southern Voices workshop was centered around building the capacity of participants to address different elements of their advocacy work. The main areas of focus highlighted were advocacy strategies, communication and sharing of experiences.
Two of the areas that were appreciated by the participants were the training provided for them on campaigning and communication. When questioned on which aspects of teh workshop the participant found to be most interesting, one of the participants said, " advocacy campaigns because it is much related to the work which I am doing at present."
The event had the presence of Mr. Wael Mhaidan- Director CAN International, Mr. Shaliendra Yashwant Former Director Green Peace South East Asia, Mr. Peter With – Coordinator Southern Voices Project, and Sanjay Vashist – Director CANSA as resource persons, while members of CLACC, CANSA, INFORSE, CCCN, CCWC, I-CAN, CAN-I attended the event as participants of partner networks.
After the one day workshop in Delhi, participants joined the two-day CANSA knowledge-sharing workshop in Agra with more participants and discussions on South Asian perspectives on loss and damage, agriculture and climate change, and other issues. They also had the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal (the picture above).