The programme aims to bring people together to improve the sustainability of communities internationally. British Council Uganda works in partnership with a number of civil society organisations on the programme. The programme has connected Active Citizens in Uganda with other Active Citizens around the world, meeting them in person, sharing ideas and developing initiatives that have a positive impact in Uganda.
Who are Active Citizens?
Active citizens are people who have demonstrated they have social responsibility within their local community. People such as: youth workers, women’s groups, educators and faith leaders.
The programme helps these local influencers build trust and understanding, develop skills and deliver projects on key issues such as poverty, literacy, democracy and climate change.
How it works
- A national strategy
We commission research to identify the key national issues. We then form partnerships with civil society organisations (delivery partners) working in these areas.
- Facilitator development workshops
Delivery partners identify local facilitators. These facilitators take part in facilitator development workshops. These workshops inform the facilitators about the programme and approaches to delivering the programme locally.
- Local community delivery
Local facilitators adapt and deliver local workshops to groups of Active Citizens in their communities. Active Citizens then work with facilitators to design and deliver social action projects in their communities.
- Globally connected
Locally engaged Active Citizens are part of a global network, which interacts through study visits and exchanges with other countries. They also share their work and findings via online portals.
Visit the Active Citizens website (below) to learn more about the programme.