The work in Pakistan provided an opportunity to further understand this redirection, at the same time that people learned more about tapping into and joining with the existing efforts of local advocates already influencing policy processes. The inland fishery resource in Pakistan’s rivers, reservoirs, small and large dams, canals and other water bodies remains poorly monitored and sometimes inadequately managed. Traditional fishers are commonly subjected to exploitative contractual arrangements with those who bid for leases of fishing rights from the government. The itinerant and impoverished state of many traditional fisher families sees them disenfranchised and living without basic services like water and sanitation, health care or education. An East African citizen-led initiative that carries out countrywide household-level assessments of child-learning outcomes has funded an activity in Uganda built around the use of facilitated advocacy.