Sora Kaufman Fellowship


Fellowship – Introduction Form

Sora Kaufman fellowship program inscribes an integral milestone in the roadmap of Advocates for Community Alternatives under the tutelage of the Community-Driven Development Department towards the establishment of African centered cohorts of community -driven development experts who are passionate about sustainable development and advocacy. This exchange program targets practitioners who collaborate with relevant stakeholders to tackle community and systemic challenges that hinder the accessibility and involvement of citizens in decision making. The fellowship shall build global expertise in areas of collective action, advocacy, human rights, and local governance systems. The Sora Kaufman Fellowship program just like others is a non-academic degree programs that emphasizes on mutual exchanges of existing knowledge, enhancing leadership skills and networking to solve common community-driven challenges to improve on people centered approaches for development in Africa.



Duration: 12 Months (6 weeks residential training and exchanges, 10 months non-residential independent project implementation and monitoring).


  • Beneficiary fellows shall receive a certificate of completion.
  • Outstanding Fellows shall receive a grant size of $5,000 -$10,000 to implement an innovative community-driven development project in line with the objectives of the fellowship program.
  • Awardees shall benefit extra months of mentorship from ACA including planned field visits.
  • All fellows shall benefit from alumni engagements, networking for sustainable impacts projects/programs.
  • Their discoveries from Community-driven Development experience over time shall be featured on notable platforms, articles and other publications and be incorporated into our community of practice guide.

Eligibility criteria


  • Must be a Ghanaian and a resident of Ghana.
  • A minimum of five years full time working professional in NGO /local government environment.
  • Can articulate in English and any Ghanaian language of their communities.
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree.
  • High chance of receiving study leave from their employer.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service and social work.
  • Has a good understanding of community driven-development initiatives.


Application Deadline

30th July ,2024





    Career Goals


    Files to Upload

    Recommendation letter from current employer

    Highest academic certificate

    A curriculum vitae

    One photo of community work experience