Topic 3 Bringing stakeholders together

The third workshop takes place after establishing contacts with various local stakeholders. This workshop aims to sensitize and engage stakeholders by establishing synergies and formulating an action plan. The venue for this session should, ideally be, a large room (i.e. gymnasium, conference hall).

Facilitator/ Participants

(Participants will)






Representatives from stakeholder organizations (ideally at least two from each organization)

  • Determine the capacity of their organization for the promotion of Children’s Rights.
  • Outline tasks that can be undertaken by their organizations.
  • Identify key institutions and individuals in the community who may assist them.


  • Computer and Projector
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Flip charts/ Whiteboard
  • Marker pens
  • Stakeholders’ publicity material.
  • Shopping lists


3 hours

organizational capacity, key institutions, outline tasks

  1. The facilitator explains the purpose of the meeting to the participants and presents key topics pertaining to Children Rights. The presentation may include the following topics
    • What are Children’s Rights?
    • Why is collaboration between stakeholders important?
    • Why were each of the stakeholders invited?
    • What is expected of them.
    • An outline of the meeting.
  1. Representatives of each stakeholder are placed at different stations where they may  exhibit their own publicity material.
  2. They are asked to prepare  on two large piece of paper their Supply and Demand  in children rights. Under the heading Supply they list the relevant skills, products, and services offered by their organization and under the heading Demand they list their needs  for the development of Children’s Rights related activities.
  3. Next, the “trading process” begins.  One member of the group remains at the station and ‘sells’ their supplies while the other members go out ‘shopping’ for their demands.
  4. When finished, shoppers and suppliers return to their own group, discuss, prioritize and decide attainable synergies, identifying potential partners.
  5. A second round of visits to market booths is used to form specific partnerships. Participants are asked to collect contacts from other organizations that may be used for developing joint activities for the promotion of Children’s Rights.

Expertise market