CFI's "Citizen Connections" project is looking for young connected citizens active in the defence and promotion of democratic values in Africa.
Do you want to run a grassroots project that promotes good governance and participatory democracy? Are you in tune with the mobile digital revolution? If so, CFI can help you enhance your digital skills.
This call for applications will select a longlist of 30 promising and committed young citizens for an online training course, at the end of which the 15 most impressive candidates will benefit from a training and networking programme that will enable them to enhance their capabilities and make their projects a reality.
- Final selection:
In these Bush Camps, participants will spend two days in a rural area with no internet access. These "offline" sessions will give the participants a chance to talk to local populations and find concrete solutions to the problems they face. After returning to the city, the participants will be mentored on their projects and attend a workshop on building their project management skills.
Participants will return to Paris to summarise the outcomes of this first programme, examine and assess options for continuing their projects on a long-term basis, organise a "fail con" and join together for a closing ceremony.
The 15 final participants will also enjoy weekly online monitoring of their projects from November 2016 to June 2017.
Are you tempted by the Citizen Connections adventure?
Apply online by 9 September 2016!