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.


Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Program


This program pairs skill-building clinics based on our curriculum with partner-imagined and CAI-guided community art projects that bring leaders' gender, health and equity advocacy to life.

Sustainable Planet

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.

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.


Training and Consulting Services


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.

Creative Action Institute provides customized services, including the following: 

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


Recent Clients and Partners

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Program Partners

48 Cantones

A Rocha Ghana

Accelerated Rural Development Organization


Agrointroductions Ghana

Ahado Youth Environment Club


Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI)

Asociación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok (ADEMI)

Asociación Generado Equidad, Liderazgo y Oportunidades (ASOGEN)

Asociación Movimiento de Jóvenes de Ometepe (AMOJO)

Association for Biodiversity Research and Sustainable Development (ABiRSD)

Bahir Dar University


Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD)

Centre for Nursery Development and Eru Propagation (CENDEP)

Centre for Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development (CSRAD)

Chalbi Scholars

City of Hope

Colectivo Joven

Comisión Nacional Contra el Maltrato y Abuso Sexual Infantil (CONACMI)

Community Action for Development (CAD)

Community Assistance in Development (COMAID)

Concern for the Girl Child

Conservation Alliance

Conservation Foundation

Cornerstone Development Africa

Crown the Woman

Dandelion Africa

Disability Rights Fund


Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)

Environmental Governance Institute (EGI)

Escuela de la Calle (EDELAC)

Forests, Resources and People (FOREP)

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

FAWE Ethiopia

FAWE Kenya

FAWE Malawi

FAWE Senegal

FAWE Tanzania

Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO)

Ghana Water Resources Commission

Girls Castle

Girls to Lead Africa (GTLA)

Green Development Advocates (GDA)

Green Globe Society

Herp Conservation Ghana

Heshima Kenya (RefuSHE)

Hope for Rural Humanity

Imago Dei Fund

Kenyatta University

Kilgoris Project

Let Girls Lead

Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC)

Malkia Foundation

Mfombo Foundation

Ministerio de Educación de Guatemala

Ministry of Education & Sports, Uganda

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Ministry of Education, Ghana

Ministry of Education, Kenya

Ministry of Education, Malawi

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

Ministry of Education, Tanzania

Ministry of Education, Uganda

Misioneros  de San Carlos Scalabrinianos

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Ghana

Nature Care Cameroon

Northern Kenya Fund

Norwegian Aid

Nurturing Minds

Observatorio en Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (OSAR)

Organization for Gender Civic Engagement and Youth Development(OGCEYOD)

Pan African Organisation for Research and Protection of Violence on Women and Children (PAORP-VWC)

Paso Pacifico

Paz Joven

Public Health Institute

Rafiki wa Maendeleo

Resource Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (RCESD)

Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD)

Save our Environment Foundation

Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement (SEGA)

Segal Family Foundation


She’s the First

St. Augustine Eregi Teacher Training College

Sustainable Run for Development (SURUDEV)

The Greens

Thogoto Teacher Training College

Transform Ghana

Triumph Uganda

Umuryango Nyarwanda w’Abagore Bafite Ubumuga (UNABU)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO International Institute for Capcity Builiding in Africa (UNESCO IICBA)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF East and South Africa Regional Office (UNICEF ESARO)

UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNICEF WCARO)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

United Vision

Voces y Manos

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)/Mbam & Dierem National Park

WISER International

Young Women Empowered