A deep-dive into the practice of influencing networks

Marieke Meeske Active citizenship, Participation and Leadership

In July 2020 Oxfam Novib launched the book ‘Beating the Drum: Stories of Influencing Networks’ [available in English and French]. The book, which is part of a comprehensive learning trajectory on ‘worldwide influencing networks’ (WIN), explores the practical experiences of nine influencing networks around the world and their efforts to influence decision-makers on a variety of issues. Issues include land rights, the abolition of nuclear weapons, …

3 things we learnt from the practice of 9 influencing networks

Saskia Veen Influencing

Marieke Meeske and Saskia van Veen share some of the learning from a recently published book by Oxfam Novib called Beating the Drum: Stories of Influencing Networks. The book explores the practical experiences of nine influencing networks around the world and their efforts to influence decision-makers on a variety of issues. Issues include land rights, the abolition of nuclear weapons, …

What makes networks tick? Learning from (a lot of) experience

Jacky Repila Innovation Leave a Comment

When are networks the right response to a development challenge (as opposed to a monumental talking shop and more hot air than action)?  Andrew Wells-Dang, Stéphanie de Chassy, Benoit Trudel, Jan Bouwman and Jacky Repila set out some ideas. orking with and as a part of networks is an inescapable part of today’s interconnected world – and increasingly of Oxfam’s …