Creative Action Institute builds community resilience in the face of climate change by cultivating the leadership and advocacy capacity of individuals and institutions to build movements that address critical environmental challenges locally.

Training and Consulting Services

Creative Environmental Leadership Program

Belize, Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru

The Creative Environmental Leadership Program develops leaders by equipping our partners to leverage creative advocacy strategies that incorporate arts and problem solving to build consensus in their communities around complex issues, develop inclusive solutions, and shift behaviors to support a more sustainable planet.


Our four module Creative Leadership Certificate builds the capacity of emerging and seasoned leaders to think creatively, reframe challenges, ask generative question, creatively facilitate dialogue and inspire change at the individual, community and systemic levels.

Leadership Development

Professional Development for Educators

We build the capacity of teachers, administrators, and other educators to engage all learners. Courses focus on a wide variety of topics and strategies from gender responsive pedagogy, to human rights and multiple intelligences.

Advocacy Training

Our Creative Advocacy Training is a three-day, hands-on experience that equips social change leaders to design and implement creative campaigns that educate, raise awareness and engage all stakeholders to arrive at new understandings and commitments that reflect attitude and behavior change.

Custom-Designed Training and Curriculum

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Contact us to start developing creative and experiential training or curriculum to meet your needs!

Conferences, Summits and Retreats

Looking for a way to make your next conference, summit or retreat stand out? We custom design and facilitate arts-infused and experiential gatherings that support your objectives - from leadership development, to team building, strategic planning, and organizational values, we bring a wealth of experience in supporting large group learning.

Start a conversation with Creative Action Institute

Contact our Director of Programs and Partnerships, Louisa Trackman, at

Gender Equality 

Creative Action Institute advances gender equality by developing the leadership capacity of individuals and organizations, creating cohorts for collective advocacy and building movements that challenge negative social norms.

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Sauti ya Dada - The Girl's Voice

Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

During school closures, adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to school dropout; Sauti ya Dada creates and strengthens systems of support, learning, and leadership both in and out of school to help marginalized girls in East Africa complete their secondary school education.

East African Girls' Leadership Summit and Mentor Program 

Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

EAGLS strengthens girls’ leadership and womens’ mentorship abilities through a summit, training, coaching, toolkits, and mini-grants, designed to elevate girls as leaders at the center of efforts to keep girls in school and to advocate against barriers to their education.

Learn how we are supporting girls' education during COVID-19


Gender Responsive Pedagogy 

Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia 

Teachers who are equipped to create inclusive classrooms are critical to ensuring that girls who are in school stay in school, so we have been collaborating with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), UNICEF, and UNESCO, to develop a gender responsive pedagogy (GRP) toolkit and teacher trainings to be used across Africa.