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The ACT Advocacy Academy

Congratulations to the 2020 graduates of the ACT Advocacy Academy. After an intensive 14-week training, 45 participants from around the world graduated from the academy this week.

During the course of 14 weeks, participants completed an Advocacy Fundamentals learning path and worked on advocacy plans which involved identifying tools and activities, stakeholder mapping and risk analysis. They also conducted research for legislative change, held rallies, met with government officials, published articles, laid the groundwork for primary research to identify the need for legislative change, and much more.  

The Academy Programme

The programme is based on blended learning, where participants are trained in advocacy as a method, and one or several thematic policy themes. Activities include webinars, personal coaching, assignments and the use of online resources on the academy website. Participants also have possibilities of cooperating and interacting with ACT members in other countries.

In addition to focusing on advocacy methods, the programme covers the following thematic policy themes:

  • Climate Justice
  • Sustainable Development
  • Humanitarian Action
  • Gender Justice
  • Migration
  • Civic Space and Human Rights
  • Business and Human Rights

About the Academy

The ACT Advocacy Academy was developed to increase the advocacy capacity of ACT Alliance and WCC members and partners.

Modules are prepared and managed by the different Reference Groups and Communities of Practice of the ACT Alliance. The ACT Reference Group on Policy and Advocacy has the overall responsibility for the initiative.

Application for the next Academy opens in May 2021 and the application deadline is in June 2021. The Academy runs from August-December 2021.

If you have questions or would like to express interest in applying, please contact the Academy Manager at