Are You a Civil Society Leader Looking for Professional Development Opportunities in the United States?

The Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program is a transformational year-long leadership development program which provides Bangladeshi civil society leaders, ages 21 to 28, with an opportunity to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good.

Applications Deadline:  Friday, January 15, 2022, 10:59 a.m. (Dhaka time)

DHAKA, November 21, 2021:  U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program.  CEE equips dedicated visionaries (ages 21-28) with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in over 100 countries.  If selected, fellows will participate in a fully-funded, hands-on three-month practicum in the United States where they will work for various U.S.-based non-profit organizations, companies, and government offices.  Additionally, fellows will receive leadership and civic engagement training and upon returning to Bangladesh, will implement a community engagement project focused on one of the five CEE themes:  civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender issues, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement.

Program Components:

  • Three-month U.S.-based Practicum: CEE fellows are matched with non-profit organizations, private entities, and government offices across the United States where they work with U.S. colleagues on initiatives related to civil society issues they face in their own communities.
  • Leadership and Civic Engagement Academy: Through the Academy’s blended learning components, fellows will develop and practice leadership skills that are essential for building their individual and collective abilities to lead and address societal challenges.
  • Community Engagement Project (CEP): The culmination of the fellows’ program is their actionable project in their home country focused on one of the five CEE themes.  Alumni also can apply for a CEP exchange with a practicum host or CEE specialist that will enable them to travel to their home country to further scale their CEP.
  • Continuing Global and Local Networking: CEE provides fellows with access to a global network of emerging civil society leaders working in over 100 countries.  The program will provide opportunities for fellows and alumni to engage in professional development activities through Innovation Hubs that engage knowledge sharing and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.

Application Information and Deadline:

Applications are due on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET (Washington D.C. time).

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