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Providing actors with access to decision-makers

One of the most acute needs of many civil society organisations and social actors is to access the spheres in which decisions are being taken. The feeling of frustration that results from not being invited to the table makes them adopt an adversarial approach that fails to grasp the complexity and intricacies of decision-making and that easily falls into attitudes of blaming and shaming that put officials and politicians on the defensive.
On the contrary, tearing down that invisible wall by providing access to the so-called “corridors of power” makes activists realise that those who are supposed to be the most powerful players are also constrained by all sorts of pressures and considerations.