ENS’s community speaker policy is co-designed with people affected by statelessness and provides good practice guidance on how to engage and work with community speakers.
- More voices of representatives of stateless communities are present in advocacy spaces and spaces of influence.
- ENS has a more streamlined process to inform community members and activists of speaking opportunities.
- Community speakers at ENS events feel safe, empowered, confident and articulate in what they wish to communicate.
- Community speakers at ENS events or referred by the ENS Secretariat feel confident to set their by-line and decide the content of their presentation.
- Community speakers at ENS events or referred by the ENS Secretariat don’t feel pressured to share their ‘lived-experiences’ when agreeing on speaking engagements unless they choose to do so.
Other best practice topics addressed include remuneration, by-lines, guidance on how to approach new speakers, prepare them for events, support them during speaking engagements and check in with them afterwards.
As practical resources, the external policy offers step-by-step process for organisations wishing to improve their current practice. The individual community speaker policy is a template that offers a range of example by-lines or boundaries that our community representatives have struggled with in the past – you can delete or edit this until it reflects your needs. Should you like support with this process, get in touch with ENS.