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<strong>Online panel – The most effective tools and worldwide lobbying and advocacy practices </strong>


On March 6th, an online panel discussion, was held on the topic of “The most effective tools and worldwide lobbying and advocacy practices,” during the IGAPA GR Forum 2023, including speakers such as an international relations expert Ejike Edward Okpa, a Ukrainian politician Oleksei Goncharenko, an experienced GR and corporate communications professional Aslan Abzhakov, Ukrainian politician Yuriy Kamelchuk, Public affairs and GR expert Chidera Akwuba, and specialized law and economy expert Anar Rahimov.

Ejike Edward Okpa and Chidera Akwuba are speakers at the online panel

During the discussion, the panelists shared their experiences on various effective tools and practices they have used in their respective countries to influence public opinion and policy decisions. They also discussed the importance of strategic communication, networking, and coalition building in successful advocacy efforts. 

The professionals also discussed the challenges they have faced in their advocacy work, including navigating complex political landscapes and overcoming resistance from powerful interests.

It should be noted that IGAPA, the main organizer of VII International GR Forum,

is the leading international association for public affairs professionals. The mission of The International Government Affairs Professionals Association is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide members with the executive education, expertise and research they need to succeed while maintaining the highest ethical standards. The members have direct experience in corporate and association public affairs management, lobbying, digital advocacy, global public affairs, corporate responsibility, PACs and campaign finance, crisis communication and a host of related functions. Also each year the Association hosts more than 10 conferences, seminars, webinars, forums and social events for public affairs professionals, including The International GR-Forum. 

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