Information about the ACT Advocacy Academy 2019
Become an expert in political dialogue, campaigning and media outreach, and learn about different policy themes!
ACT Alliance invites ACT members, members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches, and partners,
to the ACT Advocacy Academy - a global capacity
building initiative focused on advocacy, where you will learn from experienced
colleagues, share your own views and skills, and receive support for
implementation of concrete advocacy actions.
The ACT Advocacy Academy can be used as a stand-alone capacity building initiative, or as a supplement to face-to-face training and training activities arranged by ACT members.
There are two options for how to use the
- To browse the Academy website and
benefit from online materials
- Participate in the Academy program
The Academy website
- Capacity building opportunities about how to plan and implement advocacy, as well as thematic modules about sustainable development, humanitarian advocacy, climate justice, gender justice, migration, business and human rights and political space
- Offering on-demand lectures, webinar recordings, reports and training materials
- Available both online and offline, and on computer, tablets and smartphones
- Available in English and Spanish
The Academy program
- A program based
on blended learning, where participants are
trained in advocacy as a method, and one
or several thematic policy themes
- Webinars, personal coaching, assignments and use of the online resources on the web page
- Possibilities to cooperate and interact with ACT members in other countries
In addition to focusing on advocacy methods, the ACT Advocacy Academy covers the following thematic policy themes:
- Climate Justice
- Sustainable Development
- Humanitarian Action
- Gender Justice
- Civic Space and Human Rights
- Business and Human Rights
The Academy Website is constantly online, and new materials will be added continuously. The website is free to access for all staff and volunteers in members of the ACT Alliance and the members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches. Other users must be invited and pay a fee of 50USD for one year of access.
The first time the Academy website is visited, users must sign up. Depending on your organisation, you may already have access to FABO.org, where the ACT Advocacy Academy is hosted. If not, you will be asked to register before you can enter the website.
The Academy Program will run from August to December 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed) and it will include webinars, assignments and personal coaching. The training will be directly linked to the work of the participants, and there will be good opportunities to learn and interact with other participants.
Staff and volunteers from members in ACT Alliance and the members of national and regional ecumenical bodies and councils of churches can take part in the program for free. Participants from other organisations must be invited, and pay 350 USD. This price includes access to the Academy Website.
Participation in the program is estimated to take between 40 and 60 hours with an intensive period, including webinars and assignments, from the 14th of August until the 18th of September, and then an implementation and coaching period ending with a graduation the 11th of December. Assignments given during the program will be closely linked to the ongoing work of participants, and part of the hours allocated for participation in the program may thus also be counted as ordinary work.
For further information or questions, contact the Academy Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org