Active Citizens is a social leadership training programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.
Active Citizens is a non-profit programme that promotes community cohesion and improvement through civic engagement or volunteering.
Through the programme we bring together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. Working with our partners, we train participants in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change in their communities.
Since the launch of Active Citizens 2009 to April 2019, we have worked in 68 countries worldwide with over 971 partner organisations. Through these partners we have trained 243,129 Active Citizens who have designed and implemented 9,305 social action projects.
Run by the British Council and partner organisations, it aims to increase the contribution of community leaders towards achieving sustainable development both locally and globally.
It also encourages peer-to-peer relations across cultural, geographic and political boundaries via a lively online social network of participants, as well as occasional international exchange visits.
Active Citizens in Burma was launched in 2010 and since then has engaged with over 3000 community leaders across the country. The programme has been delivered in 30 communities ranging from Karen and Mon states, to the northern parts of Shan State as well as Rakhine State in Western Burma.