About ACLP

The African Civic Leadership Program is a US-based non-profit organization established in March 2016. ACLP implemented its flagship fellowship program with partners drawn from public and private universities, local and international civil society organizations, and grassroots organizations working to advance the cause of social justice and public interest law.

ACLP now focuses on a number of different areas, such as institutional capacity-building training, advocacy and action-oriented research on a wide range of issues.


ACLP envisions a dynamic, efficacious and highly skilled civil society sector across the African continent.


ACLP creates a platform for young leaders and community activists to exchange innovative ideas, approaches, and best practices to address the most pertinent social justice issues in Africa. This platform allows young people to contribute to community service and take leadership roles in the civil society sector through active and assertive engagement with community-based projects relating to a wide range of issues pertinent to their respective communities.

ACLP Projects Advance Three Goals

  • Enhancing civic activism and grassroots engagement in Africa through creating innovative fellowship programs
  • Developing a pool of experienced community/grassroots activists and leaders to help them amplify their voice at the regional level with African organizations
  • Creating a center of excellence for innovative community projects that can address vital social justice issues in African communities

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