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African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA): Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 7, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 14, 2021
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African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) banner

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.

Selected participants will receive online instruction and participate in peer discussions organized into three short courses:
> Principles of Civic Engagement;
> Political Inclusion;
> Media Management.

Participants will also be exposed to leadership development and strategic planning concepts.

All participants will develop a peer-mentored Civic Engagement 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.

Utilize This Offer

The 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.

Participants will:
1. Be between the ages of 30 and 45 as of January 1, 2021.
2. 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.
3. Have a demonstrated record of leading civic engagement efforts, including projects and programs to advocate, engage, and communicate in an inclusive way.

All Applications must be submitted by
February 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. GMT.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
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Jill Langhus
Jan 08
Jan 08

Thanks, Ana.