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Supported by St Stephen's Green funds, the People (ITP) Project is a collaborative effort between AkiDwA, and the African and African Descent Federation of Ireland. This initiative aims to empower people of African descent in Ireland to actively engage in the democratic process.


Our strategic approach focuses on fostering civic participation through community workshops that provide comprehensive insight into Irish democracy, its historical context, and current structure. These workshops aim to bridge the information gap for people of African descent, irrespective of their citizenship or residency status. Scheduled across five key counties—Longford, Limerick, Galway, Cork, and Dublin—these workshops offer training in political participation, policy development, and advocacy, empowering participants to become catalysts for change within their communities.


Participants who opt to become Champions of Civic Participation (CPCs) will receive mentorship from political representatives, guiding them on their path to active political engagement. The CPCs will continue to serve as a network for civic participation beyond the project's duration.


Through a participant-led campaign, awareness of democratic rights and the significance of civic participation will be heightened, empowering individuals to advocate for change and actively participate in decision-making processes. This initiative not only advances our organizational objective to promote justice, recognition, and development for migrants in Ireland but also fosters the evolution of a more inclusive and representative democracy in the country.