The Community Advocacy for Emerging Cuban Leaders Project will support the participation of several cohorts of emerging leaders from Cuban civil society in a six-month to year-long professional development project.
Administered by a U. S. or international nonprofit organization, the project will
bring small groups of civil-society leaders and/or young professionals to the United States or a third country for in-depth training in communications and presenting democracy-building and human rights ideas to audiences.
Targeted skills to develop could include messaging to rural areas and other underserved Cuban populations, presenting a project or project idea to potential NGO partners, learning international communication tools and operating in the international organization community, and/or communication in closed societies, in addition to maximizing internet resources to achieve communications objectives, among other topics.
Once completed, the participants will return to Cuba to conduct their own small-group trainings or projects to pass on the skills learned while in the project.
Through participation in the project, participants will develop a set of leadership and communication tools and skills to support the development of democratic principles in Cuba.