Partners and Programs
Leadership Development Initiative
Acacia Global’s primary focus is its Leadership Development Initiative. Working closely with longtime collaborators Vuyiseka Dubula, founder of the Activist Centre for Education and Development (AEDC), and Mandla Majola, founder of the Movement for Change and Social Justice (MCSJ), Acacia Global supports their efforts to increase access to education for women and to reduce the rates of gender-based violence.AEDC was founded by activists with a goal of improving the economic and social status of community leaders and people living with HIV/AIDS. They accomplish this by providing support to activists and increasing their opportunities for learning and access to higher education. MCSJ educates community members, and identifies and trains talented activists and leaders to address some of the most bedeviling issues in the townships: rape, gender-based violence, crime, and safety.