Konrad Adenauer Stiftung MENA Leadership Academy 2016 (Funded Training in Germany, Spain & Tunisia)

Application Deadline: April 10th 2016

Acknowledging the necessity to strengthen civic engagement and participation in the MENA
-Region, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is launching a regional training program, designed for young adults in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
The overall objective of the training program is to enhance knowledge of professional
methodology; strengthen the understanding of the role of civil society, and of the concept of participation; to increase the CSO contribution to economic and social development as well as its role as mediator between citizens and state in terms of articulating interests and
defending rights.
Equally, the program aims at motivating young people to participate in the civic life
and local development of their countries. 20 selected participants will follow a unique program cycle throughout 2016-2017 with a series of Trainings to strengthen organizational and functional capabilities of CSOs, the program will also focus on individual skill training such as communication and negotiation.
The training series will be finalized with a study trip to Germany.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizen of MENA region countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,Lebanon.
  • Age: Between 20 and 35 years.
  • Active in a civil society organization or any other form of civic engagement.
  • Very good command of English
  • Available to contribute to the entire program cycle 2016-2017
Training Components
  • The training program will take place over a 2-year period and will consist of following components:
First Training
Functions and Organization of Civil Society Organizations in Democratic Societies
• 16 -22 May 2016, Madrid/Spain
• Duration: 5 days
• Focus: Different aspects of CSO role and functions in the context of development in
the MENA-Region. The participants will also be trained in strategic planning and project development.

Second Training

Strengthening Skills
• Tentative Details: November 2016,Tunis/Tunisia
• Duration: 5 days
• Focus: Local politics and the role of civic participation/CSOs in the regional and local
Third Training
 Local Governance and Development
• Tentative Details: March 2017, Spain/Regions
• Duration: 5 days
• Focus: Communication and Negotiation Skills
Fourth Training
Civic Engagement in Western European Democracies
• Tentative Details: September 2017, Germany
• Duration: 7 days
• Focus: Study trip to Germany where the participants will learn about the organization
and activities of CSOs in western European parliamentary democracy.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung MENA Leadership Academy 2016


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