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Community Engagement Exchange Fellows

WISE is proud to be a host site for the IREX Community Engagement Exchange Program.

The Community Engagement Exchange Program (CEE) is a year-long program designed to enable civil society leaders, ages 21-28, to harness the power of networks, relationships, and information for the public good, specifically on issues related to civic dialogue and peacebuilding, open and participatory government, women and gender, resilience and sustainable development, and youth engagement. During the summer, CEE fellows embark on a 3-month practicum with a US-based organization where they work with their US colleagues on projects related to civil society issues they face in their own communities.

CEE is sponsored by the US Department of State with funding provided by the US government and supported in its implementation by IREX. Learn more and become a host site for CEE.

Get to know our CEE Fellows


Eleonora Sargsyan

Armenia, CEE Fellow 2024

Eleonora is passionate about leading impactful programs to decrease gender disparities and advance the socio-economic integration of women into the workforce so they can be financially independent and empowered. Read more >>


Winnie Owiti

Kenya, CEE Fellow 2024

Winnie is a dedicated youth leader on women's rights and women's empowerment and is the co-founder of Women House of Resilience, a community-based organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls. Read more >>


Imene Ben Dhaou

Tunisia, CEE Fellow 2023

Imene Ben Dhaou is a passionate development professional and a gender justice activist with an extensive experience in research, communication and marketing. Read more >>


Jennelaine Dingalan

The Philippines, CEE Fellow 2023

Jen is an advocate for women and youth economic empowerment, MSME development, and financial education. Her expertise includes managing international and nationwide projects, stakeholder relations and strategic partnerships. Read more >>

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