Our Purpose:

The Active Learning Centre helps empower people build a better future by promoting citizen participation and building the capacity of elected representatives, through education, democracy training and research. We have a particular focus on women and girls.

Our Activities:

We work across the world to deliver a range of activities, from three-year active democracy and access to justice projects, to one-day campaign workshops and action research on women in politics. We are always open to new opportunities.

Working in Partnership:

Our team of experts works closely with local partners to promote positive social change and strengthen democratic participation, whether that is in sub-Saharan Africa or Scotland. Our current work includes training councillors in Malawi.


In the first instance, you can contact the Active Learning Centre by email: