This project was completed as part of the Conservation Leadership Programme's (CLP) internship program. CLP supports projects that develop the skills of early career conservationists working to conserve the planet's most threatened species and habitats. This project focused on providing an intern with hands-on skills and knowledge on how to use policy as well as advocacy to achieve conservation outcomes at site and national levels. The intern used various approaches as well as advocacy tools to influence policy and action for promoting conservation. The intern also contributed to an area of work that is of high priority to the BirdLife Africa Partnership - documenting current national level policy engagement as well as reviewing and identifying a new set of policy priorities based on the BirdLife Strategy 2020 and the Africa Programme.