“Being part of the Community Engagement Fellowship, Africa introduced me to a whole new way of viewing and sharing challenges faced in my day-to-day and in my community through the Design Clinic sessions but most importantly, it made me appreciate the value of community involvement in overcoming communal challenges. I also had the opportunity to network and collaborate with young Africans across the continent that share the same values as me. I would highly recommend the Fellowship to any young African looking to broaden their knowledge in Community Development.”
- Aaron Tokwaro, Uganda
"The CEF Africa Experience has provided me with an opportunity to share and learn new ideas through the design clinics with other fellows leaders across the globe and has given me different perspectives on my community project implementations. The fellowship also offered great support in my professional development and improved network relationship with other leaders driving social change initiatives in their communities across different SDGs goals."
-Ubaida Sanda, Ghana
We are happy to welcome new participants to join the 4th offering of Community Engagement Fellows: Africa, an opportunity to create community solutions through collaborations that transcend geographical, political, and sociocultural boundaries.
Community leaders across Africa will have an opportunity to share their experiences as well as learning from fellow leaders from different African countries. Our varying contexts, dynamics and social problems from community to community will help create rich learning opportunities. Please enjoy the reflections from current Fellows above & below.
Meetings will be on Zoom and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00pm-9:15 pm East Africa Time. See the schedule below. The program is free and open to anyone working in community education and development in Africa.
Dominic Savio, Director of the Akili Pana Initiative and Program Director at Youth Volunteer Corps in Uganda
Travis Tennessen, Convener of Community Engagement Fellows at Western Washington University, USA
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COHORT SCHEDULE AND TOPICS
Meeting #1: Why Engagement? Why are you drawn to build new collaborations?
Tuesday, April 18, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)
Meeting #2: Preparing the Self What do you need to keep in mind about yourself as you engage?
Thursday, April 20, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)
Meeting #3: Forming Lasting Partnerships When challenges arise, how will you and partners respond?
Tuesday, April 25, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)
Meeting #4 Integrating Your Work How can new collaborations support your work holistically?
Thursday, April 27, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)
Meeting #5: Defining Success Where will new collaborations take you and your partners?
Tuesday, May 2, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)
Meeting #6: Building Support Who will champion the collaborative work over time?
Thursday, May 4, 8:00PM-9:15PM East Africa Time (EAT)