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January 2021

Webinaire: L’Impact du Covid-19 sur le Plaidoyer en Afrique

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

L'Accélérateur du Plaidoyer vous invite au lancement de son rapport, "L'Impacte du Covid-19 au. Ce lancement prendra la forme d'une discussion sur les conclusions de ce rapport avec des experts en plaidoyer. Inscrivez-vous ici. Téléchargez le rapport ici. Description du webinaire: En juin 2020, l'Accélérateur du plaidoyer (AAC) a commandé une enquête en Afrique, avec pour objectif de comprendre l'impact de la pandémie du Covid-19 sur la pratique du plaidoyer sur le continent. Les objectifs de l’enquête étaient les suivants:…

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Lancement de rapport

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rejoignez-nous  pour le lancement  virtuel  de notre rapport,  "L'Impact du Covid-19 sur le Plaidoyer en Afrique"   le 27 janvier  2021 de  8.30 à 1000  Temps Universel (TU).  Inscrivez vous. En juin 2020 l’Accélérateur du Plaidoyer a commandité une enquête panafricaine pour essayer de comprendre quel était l’impact de la pandémie du Covid-19 sur la pratique du plaidoyer en Afrique. Notre rapport, « L’Impact du Covid-19 sur le Plaidoyer en Afrique », basé sur cette enquête, révèle un esprit de ténacité…

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Webinar: The Impact of Covid-19 on Advocacy in Africa

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Advocacy Accelerator welcomes you to the launch of its report and a discussion of its findings. Register for the webinar here. Download the report. Meet our panel   Nana Afadzinu, Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), has worked with and within the civil society sector for the past 23 years. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable development in Africa with the full participation of an effective, efficient, influential and sustainable civil society. Her passion…

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Roundtable: Young Women leading Tech & Innovation

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality Roundtable: “Young Women leading Tech & Innovation”   Register for the roundtable here: Please scroll down for the details of the roundtable.   Urgency and Opportunity in 2021 After decades of slow and fragile progress, the global pandemic has further exacerbated gender divisions and inequalities. Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s and girls’ lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men and boys. Across the…

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Digital Ads Apprenticeship for Organising (12-week programme)

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Digital Ads Apprenticeship for Organising Hundreds join in dance during a June 2020 California protest related to #OscarsSoWhite and the movie Selma, bringing creativity and joy to sustain direct action. Credit: Mayumi Rhone (dancing), Chris Pizello/AP Create ads that move people, money, and narrative to win campaigns. Earn SMT’s Certificate in Digital Ads for Organising. 18 Sessions over 12 weeks, March 4 – May 25 2021 Around the world, movement organisations are using digital ads to find, engage, and activate…

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Webinar: Building CSO-Citizen Advocacy Networks to Promote Inclusive Development for All

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register: Or watch live on Facebook: On 29 January 2021 the Kinara for Youth Evolution will host a Tanzania national pop-event during which they will discuss "Building CSO-Citizen Advocacy Networks to Promote Inclusive Development for All". The Kinara for Youth Evolution are the winners of the Social Innovation Challenge 2018 hosted by Innovation4Change Africa During the session, they will share their experience. On the panel will be:   Farida Makame, Senior Investment and Partnership Manager, Restless Development  …

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WFP Innovation Accelerator Programme: A Chance to Win up to USD 100,000

January 31

Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator to receive up to US $100,000 in equity-free funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The WFP Innovation Accelerator sources, supports and scales high-potential solutions to end hunger worldwide. They provide WFP staff, entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies and non-governmental organisations with access to funding, mentorship, hands-on support and WFP operations. Benefits Funding: Apply to receive up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with further funding dependent upon progress and measurable…

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February 2021

Youth Action Lab: Strengthening Youth-Led Movements

February 1

Deadline: 1 February 2021 Apply here: The Youth Action Lab is a pilot project initiated by CIVICUS to test different ways to support grassroots youth activists in the Global South by providing access to resources, building alliances and developing strategies with activists and movements. The Youth Action Lab is a one year co-creation lab for grassroots youth activists based in the global south which works to support their movements to become more resilient and sustainable in their pursuit of…

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Le renforcement de la résilience en matière du plaidoyer: La philanthropie en Afrique comme une source de financement alternative

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Inscrivez-vous. Le renforcement de la résilience en matière du plaidoyer: Explorer la philanthropie en Afrique comme une source de financement alternative Description du webinaire: Depuis le mois de décembre 2019, la pandémie du COVID-19 a provoqué des perturbations importantes dans le monde entier. Elle a ainsi entraîné des changements et des complexités qui ont touché tous les domaines de la vie. Au cours des six derniers mois, une perception répandue parmi les OSC révèle que le soutien des bailleurs de…

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Building Resilience in Advocacy: Exploring Philanthropy in Africa as an alternative Funding Base

February 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register here.  Building Resilience in Advocacy: Exploring Philanthropy in Africa as an alternative Funding Base Webinar Description (Optional But important) From December 2019, the COVID-19 Pandemic caused significant disruption across the globe, accelerating change and complexity, which affected all areas of life. A widespread perception in the past six months from CSOs indicates that Donor support has become fleeting; affecting the implementation of programs in the development sector. In Africa, there are no countries prioritising emergency packages for civil society,…

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Ateliers de formation en plaidoyer numérique

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Vous apprendrez: Les principes fondamentaux du plaidoyer numérique Comment planifier une campagne numérique efficace Des tactiques de plaidoyer numérique innovantes et controversées Dates: 21 janvier, 28 janvier, 4 février 2021 Heure: 1100 - 1230 TU Coût: Gratuit Inscrivez-vous. Animateur des ateliers Phil Wilmot Phil est un organisateur communautaire et consultant en gestion organisationnelle. Il est aussi écrivain et pédagogue. Il participe et porte son soutien aux mouvements politiques et sociales en Afrique, en Europe et aux États Unis. Il croit…

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Digital Advocacy Training Workshops

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The workshops will cover: The fundamentals of digital advocacy Planning an impactful digital campaign Innovative and controversial digital advocacy tactics Dates: 21 January, 28 January, 4 February 2021 Time: 1400 - 1530 EAT Cost: Free Register now. Meet the facilitator Phil Wilmot is a community organiser and organisational management consultant. He is also a writer and educator. He supports and participates in social and political movements across Africa, Europe, and the United States. He believes in people power and he…

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Panel Discussion: The Impact of Covid-19 on FGM/C Trends

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C, the Support to the Africa Led Movement consortium will host a panel discussion. About this Event Minister Wendy Morton MP (FCDO's Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas), will join a panel discussion with frontline activists on the impact of COVID-19 on FGM/C trends. Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognised internationally as a violation…

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Call for Proposals for PROTECT Program

February 5

Deadline: 5 February 2021 Apply here: Hivos East Africa is inviting interested organisations to receive funding, support and training tailored to their capacities and needs to effectively implement the PROTECT program. Hivos aims to support partner organisations to adapt new capacities that will enable them to not only achieve PROTECT outcomes but also contribute to PROTECT goals. The non-funded support includes mentoring, trainings, expert advice and support on data management, networking and project management. Hivos in a consortium with…

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Campaign: Free the Vaccine for Covid-19

February 7

Application deadline: 7 February 2021 Listen to an information session about the campaign: Apply for Free the Vaccine Season 3 As we hit over 100 million worldwide COVID-19 cases, we all want to see an end to the pandemic. At the same time the price of these medicines and the terms pharmaceutical corporations have set are perpetuating global inequities. But you have the power to give people access to COVID medicine. Join our next round of Free the Vaccine…

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Equality and Justice in Covid-19 Responses

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Register here: The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in governance throughout the world—from health service provision to international aid. Lessons from past epidemics confirm the importance of incorporating a gendered analysis to mount an effective and inclusive response. For example, during the 2014–16 West African Ebola outbreak, gendered norms meant that women were more likely to be infected by the virus, given their predominant roles as caregivers within families and as front-line health-care workers. And, as they were less…

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