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People Powered Politics: Introducing the Avaaz campaigning model is a free online session on Thursday 20 July, 2023 that will be led by Bert Wander, Acting CEO of

During this session, Bert will share Avaaz‘s approach to campaigning, from how to spot opportunities to develop effective strategies, communicate powerfully, and deliver impactful advocacy. Avaaz is the world’s largest multi-issue campaigning community with millions of members all over the world. You can find Avaaz here:

Like all the YDAR online sessions, this event is free and will be delivered via Zoom (closed captions are provided).

Date and time: Thursday 20 July, 2023 at 3:00-4:30pm EAT (1:00-2:30pm London; 8:00-9:30am Washington, D.C.)

Registration: click on this link and fill in the Eventbrite form and receive the Zoom link for the event.


Bert Wander is the Acting CEO of Avaaz, the world’s largest campaigning community. A former journalist and aid worker, he’s been involved in countless global campaigns, including organising major climate marches that helped secure the Paris Agreement, helping win crucial bans on the ivory trade, successfully campaigning for the regulation of social media, protecting democracy in elections, standing with human rights defenders all the over the world, and securing a global agreement to put 30% of the planet under protection.

This online event will be introduced by Mike Sunderland, one of the YDAR Network co-organizers. Mike is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism and Programme Leader of MA Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, UK.