Call For Applications: Fueling Digital Activism Training – West Africa (Fully Funded)

Deadline: Monday, 25th September, 2023 

All Out and AQYI are pleased to announce the next phase of the Fueling Digital Activism training series in Africa.

From 13th to 17th November 2023, we will be holding an immersive training for young LGBTQI+ rights activists from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo. We will bring activists from these countries together for a participatory training in digital activism, creating a network of empowered change-makers across the West Africa region to understand the challenges affecting LGBTQI+ youth in Africa. The training will take place in West Africa and travel will be arranged on the 12th and 18th of November.

This training will give participants a better understanding of advocating for LGBTQI+ rights, as well as the opportunity to launch and run their own digital campaigns. 

The curriculum is based on a needs analysis of select activists from throughout the region and will cover a range of topics impacting digital campaigning, including creating a campaign, fundraising, creative elements, working with the media, digital security, and mental health and wellness.

Applicants must be:

  • 18 – 30 years old and from one of the target countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo);
  • Passionate about the rights and well-being of LGBTQI+ people in the region;
  • Able to commit to full and active participation during the entire training.

We are interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to non-binary and transgender people, people who live in more rural areas, and people who work with religious communities.Selected candidates will receive a full scholarship to attend the training, including travel, board, and meals.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for further steps in the application process. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants individually. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your interest.

Click here to apply in English.
Click here to apply in French.