Community of Practice for Amplifying Sustainable Community Well-being

A Senegalese woman holding a megaphone and leading a group of people dancing. Community Wellbeing Community of Practice. Tostan.

About the Community of Practice

The Community of Practice for Amplifying Sustainable Community Well-being is a dynamic, interactive platform that brings together development professionals who are committed to human rights and community-led approaches. It provides space to share experiences, learn from one another, and collectively advance skills, knowledge and understanding of community-led development. 

By participating in the Community of Practice, you can:

  • Engage in meaningful discussions on various topics related to community development, human rights, and best practices.
  • Share your own experiences, challenges, and success stories with your peers, contributing to a wealth of knowledge and promoting continuous learning.
  • Connect with like-minded professionals from different organizations, sectors, and countries, expanding your network and opening doors to friendship, professional support and opportunities to collaborate.
  • Access state-of-the-art resources, tools, and case studies to inform and enhance your work–from Tostan, other members, and global leaders in community development.
  • Participate in webinars, workshops, and training sessions organized exclusively for the CoP members to further their professional development.

Who can join?

Alumni of Tostan’s Training Center seminars are invited to join this diverse, passionate network of individuals dedicated to applying the knowledge and skills gained during the training to make a lasting impact. The Tostan Training Center provides valuable training and resources to organizations across Africa and beyond, supporting them with skills, methods and knowledge to drive positive change through community-led development.

To support alumi’s ongoing learning and growth, the Community of Practice is a collaborative platform designed to facilitate knowledge exchange, foster peer-to-peer connections, and enhance professional development.

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Senegalese woman clapping. March 2022.

About the Community of Practice


Find out more about the Community of Practice for Amplifying Sustainable Community Well-being, including what to expect from the group, opportunities, networking, collaboration, resources and governance. 

Continuous Learning and Growth

Join a supportive environment where you can build on your existing knowledge, explore new ideas, and refine your skills. By actively engaging with this vibrant community, you will stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the field, ensuring your work remains relevant and impactful.

Peer-to-Peer Support

Connect with development professionals, activists, researchers and supporters from diverse backgrounds, fostering camaraderie and mutual support. By sharing your experiences and learning from others, you can overcome challenges, find inspiration, and gain valuable insights that can inform your own work for sustainable development. 

Networking and Collaboration

Connect with peers from around the world, including alumni of the Tostan Training Center. The Community of Practice is a vibrant platform design for you to form lasting relationships and open doors to potential partnerships. It aims to provide opportunities to leverage collective expertise and resources of the community to amplify your impact.

Access to Exclusive Resources

As a member of the Community of Practice, you will have access to a wealth of resources, tools, and case studies designed to support your ongoing learning and professional development. These resources can help you deepen your understanding of community-led development and human rights, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to drive meaningful change in your community.

Recognition and Visibility

The Community of Practice is an opportunity to elevate your profile within the Tostan Training Center alumni network and the broader development community. By actively contributing to the community, you will showcase your expertise, demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning, and gain recognition for your work. 

Community of Practice Governance

The Community formally launched in July 2023. It is co-created and co-led by a team of Tostan Training Center alumni known as the ‘Lafia Group’, hosted by Tostan serving as the Secretariat.

How to join the Community of Practice

Join this vibrant, global network of passionate professionals dedicated to transforming communities and upholding human rights. To join the Community, you must have attended a Tostan-led seminar – all Tostan Training Center alumni are invited to participate and we’d love to hear from you. 

and contact us if you have any questions or would like to say hello!

We look forward to welcoming you into our community!