Community Engagement Exchange

Community Engagement Exchange

Overview

Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries.

A transformational leadership development experience, CEE is a year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 20-27, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.

The Community Engagement Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

Opportunities to participate

Become a Fellow: If you are a community leader looking to elevate your potential, apply for the Community Engagement Exchange. The CEE application is open until December 23.

Partner with Us: The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program is seeking civil society partners in the United States. Information on how to Partner with CEE will be available in December 2020.

Goals

  • Prepare the next generation of decision makers, thought leaders, and community activists, empowering participants to assume greater leadership roles in their institutions and communities and creating a pipeline of global leaders.
  • Build capacity for civil society leaders and civil society organizations by equipping participants with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and democratic principles necessary to be informed and active members of their communities.
  • Strengthen participants’ ability to lead collaboratively and ethically, while addressing issues of public concern.
  • Develop a global network of diverse, multi-disciplinary civil society and community leaders that contribute to a global civil society eco-system and work together to develop multifaceted and innovative approaches to healthy and resilient communities. 
     
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Partners

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Project Activities

  • Three-month U.S.-based practicum: CEE fellows are matched with nonprofit organizations, private entities, and government offices across the United States where they work with U.S. colleagues on initiatives related to civil society issues they face in their own communities.
  • Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: Through the Academy’s blended learning components, Fellows will develop and practice leadership skills that are essential for building their individual and collective abilities to lead and address societal challenges.
  • Community Engagement Project (CEP): The culmination of the CEE Fellows’ Program is their actionable project in their home country focused on one of the five CEE themes.  Alumni also have the opportunity to apply for a CEP exchange with a practicum host or Global Leader that will enable them to travel to their home country to further scale their CEP.
  • Community Engagement Project (CEP) Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and Global Leaders will travel to a CEE Alumnus’ country and work collaboratively to support the fellow’s project implementation and bring back what they learn to strengthen communities across the United States or their home country. 

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Contact

For more information, email info.CEE@irex.org.

Tags

  • Civil Society
  • Education
  • Gender Equality & Inclusion
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Youth
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe & Eurasia
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Brunei
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Cambodia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Vietnam
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • West Bank/Gaza
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay