Application for CREA's Advocacy Lab - September 2017

Application for CREA's Advocacy Lab - September 2017

CREA’s Advocacy Lab is a six-month program that empowers activists working in the field of gender, sexuality and rights to effectively integrate technology in their advocacy work and to engage strategically in digital space.

Please review the Call for Proposals before completing this application.
Questions? Please write to Nafisa Ferdous at

Only one form is required per cohort. Each team should select one contact person to receive communication from CREA staff (but note that all team members will be required to submit a CV with updated contact information).

The deadline for submissions of applications is 15 September 2017. CREA and its partners will notify all applicants whether they were selected for the lab by 13 October 2017.

Please note the selection criteria that will be used to evaluate your proposal:

  • Clear and achievable advocacy goal;
  • Realistic plan for implementation of the project within the six-month implementation phase;
  • Concept or strategy of how technology can help to achieve your advocacy goal(s);
  • Demonstrated leadership of Global South activists and marginalized groups;
  • Includes clear benchmarks to monitor progress and evaluate outcomes of the project.

All fields marked with an asterisk are compulsory

Proposal Theme

Each project must address one of the four themes described in the Call for Proposals. Please refer to the Call for Proposals for more information before completing this section.

Advocacy Goal

At the first residential workshop, cohorts will have the opportunity to refine both their advocacy goal and plan for implementation. In this section, please tell us your overall goal/vision and your general idea about how you plan to implement the project (understanding that it is subject to change).

What is your advocacy goal? In your answer, please answer the following:

Cohort Information

Please tell us about your cohort. You may apply with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 team members. You will need to select one team member to serve as the primary contact person.

Confirmation of Availability
Information on Travel and Course Fees

Cohorts are responsible for incurring their travel costs to and from the two residential workshops. A limited number of scholarships for airfare are available for cohort members from the global South.

Cohorts are responsible for obtaining their own visas to attend the residential workshops, including paying the cost associated with visa applications. CREA will assist with the visa process by providing a letter of invitation and other required visa letters.

Scholarship Information

CREA provides a limited number of travel scholarships on a need basis. Applicants may apply for a scholarship to cover travel costs to attend the two residential workshops. The first residential workshop will be held in Beirut, Lebanon or Nairobi, Kenya. Please estimate the amount of airfare you will be able to pay based on this location. The location of the second residential workshop is yet to be determined.

ONLY the following individuals are eligible to apply for a scholarship:

  • Those working for national/local organization in the global South;
  • Those working and residing in the global South; and
  • Those working directly on rights of LGBTI people, women and girls with disabilities, sex workers, adolescent girls, or other groups marginalized based on their gender and/or sexuality.
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