The United States is a committed partner to Africa and is excited to announce the creation of the African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA).
The African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) is a free online training program and networking opportunity offered to selected mid-career NGO and public sector leaders across sub-Saharan Africa.
The African Civic Engagement Academy is intended for mid-career individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in NGO, non-profit, or public sector roles. Space is limited and applications are competitive.
Selected participants will receive online instruction and participate in peer discussions organized into three short courses:
- Principles of Civic Engagement, including strategies for NGO, non-profit, and government sector leaders to advocate and engage with one another.
- Political Inclusion, covering steps that can be taken to improve the political and social inclusion of underrepresented communities.
- Media Management, including the role of old and new media as a bridge between government and civil society.
Participants will also be exposed to leadership development and strategic planning concepts. All participants will develop a peer-mentored African Civic Engagement Academy Action Plan, where they identify steps to bring a civic engagement project to life in their community or government unit.
Participants will receive a certificate from the University of Georgia, USA, upon completion. Up to 60 participants will be selected to attend a post-program African Civic Engagement Summit to be held in 2022.
- Be between the ages of 30 and 45 as of January 1, 2021.
- Serve in a leadership role with a civil society organization (including NGOs and non-profit community organizations) or a government unit responsible for engaging with the public.
- Have a demonstrated record of leading civic engagement efforts, including projects and programs to advocate, engage, and communicate in an inclusive way.
For more information, visit US Embassy