Influencing, Lobbying and Campaigning under COVID - PAF Webinar Tuesday 8th December 2020, 2- 3pm approx

19 Nov 2020 Kathy Maguire    Last updated: 23 Nov 2020

As COVID continues to dominate all our lives, both home and work, in this webinar we explore the impact of the pandemic on the VCSE sectors capacity to inform and influence public policy & decision making on key societal issues.

The pandemic has laid bare the impact of inequality in all its forms across our society, and the role of the sector in highlighting these issues and advocating on behalf of those most impacted is now more vital than ever.

Hosted by NICVA Public Affairs Forum, this online event will bring together policy and public affairs leads from across the sector to share insight, information and expertise.

We will hear from a varied panel of Policy and Public Affairs advocates sharing their experiences and reflections as to how their organisations are engaging with policy and decision makers at this time in regard to the COVID 19 crisis and wider policy priorities and concerns.

We will also hopefully have the opportunity to explore practically how we can better work together collectively to inform and influence public policy, decision making and debate in this ‘new environment’ and beyond.

The details for this  event are as follows:


Date: Tuesday 8th December

Time: 2pm - 3 pm approx

Via: Online Event ( via Zoom)


2pm      Welcome & Introductions

             (Geoff Nuttall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, NICVA)

2.10pm  Guest Panel

               - Progressing key campaigns & policy asks under COVID .

                (Craig Harrison, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Marie Curie)

                -Lobbying and Advocacy in response to COVID impacts. 

                  (Rachel Powell, Womens Sector Lobbyist, WRDA)

                - Working as part of a Coalition or Action Group during COVID & beyond .

                  (John Martin , Head of Policy and AdvocacyRSPB NI)

2.40pm   Question & Answer /Discussion

3pm        Next Steps & Close 


To register to attend:

This event is targeted at Public Affairs Forum members but we are very happy for you to share details of the event with your colleagues and wider networks and to encourage their attendance.

To register your interest in attending, please email [email protected]. You will be provided with a meeting link for the event once registered.'s picture
by Kathy Maguire

Policy Development Officer

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