At the beginning of October, five of our GFAN Speakers had the opportunity to take part in public speaking and media skills training for tuberculosis and Global Fund advocates.
The intensive training included participatory exercises on media engagement, interview techniques, message development & delivery and social media. ACTION has been holding this type of training for 10 years and this is the first time GFAN has officially partnered with the organization to engage replenishment advocates.
The goal of the trainings is to increase the number of influential spokespeople who can successfully raise awareness and support for their respective issues. Each training also aims to provide a focus on a theme, such as nutrition, maternal and child health and others depending on upcoming international advocacy needs that require strong messengers to support positive outcomes.
The feedback from our speakers was resoundingly positive – for some, they considered it the most useful training they’ve ever received and they are looking forward to using their newly developed skills in their Global Fund advocacy work.
We want to thank ACTION for their great work and support!