Alliance Advocates are an elite group among the Alliance members who have undergone a rigorous training program and made a commitment to implementing evidence-based, SMART programs in their home countries and regions. Through individualized mentoring and training, their skills are nurtured and their expertise grows visibly as they advocate for risk areas. They are also called upon to represent the Alliance. They are role models for other Alliance members, governments, and their communities in key risk areas and will actively advocate for change and are called upon to share their expertise with fellow Alliance members.
The Alliance Advocates are selected through a strict, competitive, bidding process from among member NGOs. Selected participants are self-starters who possess the experience, dedication, and willingness to make a change. The Alliance Advocates are a key investment for the Alliance over the years to come and the Alliance will expect a significant return of investment from this core group.
The training program ran for the first time in 2016 and the advocates trained are making a big difference in their home countries. The 2017 cohort have recently completed their training and have been released to implement their action plans.
Our Alliance Advocates
We are very proud of our first two cohorts of Alliance Advocates. Read about our 2016 and 2017 Alliance Advocate programs by clicking on the photos.
Alliance Advocates 2016
Alliance Advocates 2017
The Alliance Advocate program runs once a year, It is a two week training program held at the FedEx headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, US. Alliance Advocates are selected through a rigorous application process to ensure that those with the drive and commitment succeed. The timetable below shows the approximate dates for the process. Please note, these may be subject to change in future years. You can read the Terms of Reference from the 2017 program here.
April - Applications open
May - Application Deadline
May/June - Selection Process
June - Candidates notified
August - Two week training program in Memphis, US
September onwards - New Advocates implement their action plans