Innovation for Change (I4C) is a growing global network of people, organizations and online Hubs with seven connected regional centres in Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia and the Pacific. An eighth Global Innovation Hub, co-facilitated by CIVICUS, supports project implementation and drives innovation across the entire network.
Innovation for Change (I4C) – Africa Hub
Civil society around the world is under significant and growing pressure as restricted freedoms, including those on funding, barriers to registration, interventions on how and where to operate, funding limitations, and open political harassment, have become the norm. This internal and external pressure is leading to dwindling space for civic engagement as well as a shrinking role for civil society in advocacy. The existence, survival and sustainability of many civil society organizations (CSOs) now depends on innovative responses that allow for inventive options to scale up and continue the critical work they are currently undertaking.
Launched in 2017, the Africa Hub – based in Nairobi, Kenya – has been working to strengthen the capacity of civil society through promoting home-grown African solutions, and as a result of being part of a global network, offered network members access to the latest thinking, resources and collaborations.
It has become a vital new physical and online space for regional ideas and social innovations, powered by its dynamic, growing community of civic space advocates, including CSOs, technologists, and cross-sectoral partners.
Innovation for Change (I4C) Africa Hub’s main goal is to protect, respect, strengthen, expand and recover civil society space.
The Africa Hub is currently in the process of seeking dynamic, qualified and experienced persons to join its Board of Management.
The Board Members will be appointed for their relevant experience and knowledge in one or more of the following Africa Hub Thematic Areas:
- Experience in engaging and supporting civil society organizations both at national and regional levels;
- Experience in fundraising, networking and alliance-building among the public, private, and civil society sectors;
- Experience in promoting human rights, corruption
transparency and accountability, natural resources, climate change and food security, peace, justice and impunity, as well as strong institutions;
- Ability to support a virtual team across Africa; and
- Expressed commitment to long-term engagement with Innovation for Change (I4C) – Africa Hub.
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To submit your application, please go to this link to fill the application form and attach your C.V.