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Call for Applications: 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)

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The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Development Alliance (ADA)Ā  and Asian Democracy Network (ADN) gladly announce the call for applications for the 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July- 2 August 2014.Ā FORUM-ASIA will be the local host.

The aim of the 2nd GALA Academy is to strengthenĀ the internationalĀ advocacy capacity ofĀ the mid- and high-level staff in CSOsĀ and therebyĀ facilitating second-tier leadership for strategic ā€œglocalĀ (global and local)ā€ actions on key human rights, development and democracy issues as well as related regional and international processes.


The specific objectives of the 2nd GALA Academy are:

1) to develop an understanding of the international policy-agenda and processes related to human rights, development and democracy in the context of Post-2015 Development Agenda;
2) to improve strategic and critical thinking by linking global discourses and local contexts; and
3) to enhance collaboration among CSOs in the region in developing cross-sectoral advocacy action plans based on collective analysis.


This weeklong training is aimed at full time mid- or high-level staff in a national, sub-regional (South, Southeast and Northeast Asia) or regional NGO/CSO in Asia who:

  • haveĀ a minimum 3 years experienceĀ in the field of policy and advocacy on human rights or/and development;
  • are committedĀ to work in the same organization at least until the end of 2015;
  • haveĀ sufficient knowledge and experiences related to MDGs, Post-2015 Development Agenda, democracy-related issues and/orĀ national/regional/UN human rights mechanisms; and
  • can communicate in English (both spoken and written)



Candidates are required to fill out theĀ online application form application form atĀĀ and submit aĀ letter of recommendationĀ from the head of their organization toĀ [email protected]Ā by FRIDAY 23 MAY 2014.


ForĀ further details on the learning goals and objectives, the programme outline as well asĀ the selection processĀ of the 2nd GALA Academy, please refer to theĀ brochure. ForĀ any further inquiries or information on the 2ndĀ  GALA Academy, please contact us atĀ galaacademy[email protected].


GALA Academy Brochure

GALA Academy Recommendation Letter Form