SUPPORTED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, the African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) is
a free online training program and networking opportunity for selected mid-career civil society and public leaders across sub-Saharan Africa. The Academy is intended for professionals (ages 30-45) with demonstrated leadership experience in NGO, non-profit, or public sector roles.
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.
Space is limited and applications are competititve. Participants will be expected to engage in peer discussions and prepare a peer-mentored action plan for civic engagement.
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.