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Call for Applications for the 2023-2024 Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program
October 26, 2022

U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.  CEE equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries—including Bangladesh.  It is a year-long program designed to provide civil society leaders (21 to 28 years old) with an opportunity 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 issues, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.

Program Components:

Three-month Practicum in the United States: IREX matches CEE fellows to civil society organizations throughout the United States. Designated supervisors and peers support the fellows through a three-month, hands-on professional practicum.

Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: CEE fellows explore the program themes through interactive curriculum that includes service learning, face-to-face trainings, mentorship, professional coaching, and inclusion in a global network.

Community Engagement Project (CEP): With the help of their U.S. host organization and mentors, CEE fellows design and plan a community engagement project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Community Engagement Project (CEP) Exchange: Select U.S. hosts and CEE specialists 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.

Application Information and Deadline:

Applications are due on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET (Washington D.C. time).

For detailed information and application instructions, please click here.