Global Distance Learning Program: Southern and Eastern Africa

Thank you for your interest in the Southern and Eastern Africa Distance learning program. Register ASAP  to secure your participation in the 2017-2018 Class. Click here for: class brochure

A rich, in-depth opportunity to build knowledge and take your grantmaking strategy to new levels!

Distance Learning: June 2017 - February 2018

Trip to Africa: December 2017 (Final scheduling will be made based on the availability of class participants) 

Member Program Registration: $1,850

Non-Member Program Registration: $2,850

*Scholarships are available (please contact for more information). Fee does not include trip expenses.

EGA’s Global Distance Learning Program (GDLP) will provide an opportunity for grantmakers to take part in a  five-month structured distance learning program (via webinar) and organized learning trip to Africa in order to: 

  • Share the approaches and experiences of grantmakers funding work internationally.
  • Gain knowledge of environmental issues and develop awareness of cultural nuances of environmentalism in specific countries and regions of the world;
  • Understand how international issues are relevant for domestic and regional issues;
  • Enable shared analysis, ideas, and action on global and other levels of governance;
  • Foster understanding about responsible global engagement in an interdependent world;

Course Components

The GDLP Africa program will be taught via a combination of virtual distance learning classes, in-person opportunities at EGA gatherings and home study, centered around a trip to South and East Africa to engage with communities in person. Each module of the course will consist of background reading, one or more webinars, writing, blogging, and the potential for an online chat room for participants to reflect and engage throughout the program. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the approaches, experiences, and lessons learned by funders supporting work in Africa. The content in each module will be focused at the intersection of people, place, planet and philanthropy. The Facilitator will work with each participant to ensure content covers their interests and individual goals. 

Focused and cross-cutting themes will include:

  • Agriculture, land rights and food systems
  • Biodiversity, conservation and endangered species
  • Climate impacts
  • Closing civil society spaces
  • Energy access
  • Human rights & women’s rights

Program Timeline

  • February 2017: Registration opens, Limited space
  • June 2017: First Virtual Learning Class Begins
  • July & August 2017: Summer Book Club
  • September EGA Retreat 2017 – Meeting Time in Person for Participants
  • Fall 2017: Monthly Virtual Learning Classes continue November – February 2018
  • Winter 2017: December Trip Occurs in middle of Learning Program
  • Closing Dinner for Program Participants at EGA Briefing in February 2018

Please contact with any questions. Thank you!

May 1st, 2017 7:00 PM   through   February 28th, 2018 12:00 AM
Member Program Registration $ 1,850.00
Non-Member Program Registration $ 2,850.00