Cohort 2

28 May – 22 July 2018

Digital Grassroots Ambassadors Program introduces youth from underrepresented communities to internet governance issues and provides a pathway for the youth to engage their local community on activities that promote digital citizenship. Through the program mentorship, participants leverage connections with internet governance experts and learn how to contribute to shaping internet policies as newcomers.

Project Leads

Bolutife Adisa (1)

Bolutife Adisa

Nigeria

Esther Mwema

Esther Mwema

Zambia

Noha Ashraf

Noha Ashraf

Egypt

Uffa Modey (1)

Uffa Modey

Nigeria

Joy Wathagi Ndungu

Wathagi Ndungu

Kenya

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

  • Build a positive narrative on youth participation in Internet Governance
  • Engage youth in resolving internet related problems at community level 
  • Introduce youth to participation in Internet Governance through mentorship

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Developed and delivered a 4 weeks online internet literacy training focused on capacity building for youth, using the Internet media, on three main themes: Internet for Security, Internet for Social Life and Internet for Economy 
  • Engaged 31 youth program participants (18 female and 13 male)  from 14 countries
  • Connected each program participant to an industry expert for 4 weeks of mentorship to enable their participation in both global and local internet governance processes.

DIGRA OBJECTIVE

  • To engage youth in internet governance

 

Ambassadors

Abdoulaye KONE, Côte d’Ivoire

Abdul Saboor Malik, Pakistan

Amira Osama Mohamed Nasr El Din Fouad, Egypt

Annam Lodhi, Pakistan

Bodunde Deborah Jadesola, Nigeria

BYRONE  PAUL, Kenya

Cynthia Nyongesa, Kenya

Daana ROC, Haiti

Diana Shidlovskaya, Belarus

Eriola Ndoj, Albania

Hanna Pishchyk, Belrarus

K.K.S.Virgini Kumari, Sri Lanka

Liah Shonhe, Botswana

Mackenson Vernet, Haiti

Morisola Alaba, Nigeria

MPIERI CHIDI COLLINS, Nigeria

Mujahid Islam, Pakistan

Olalekan Samuel Ajayi, Nigeria

Oluwaseun Sanjo Ajani, Nigeria

Opuere Amakoromo, Nigeria

Phlegon Nekesa Nyongesa, Kenya

Prianka mong’ina Ombeka, Kenya

Priscilla Kinonga Luworo, Kenya

Raphel Belizaire, Haiti

Ruth Atim, Uganda

Sallay kallon, Sierra Leone

Shehab Abdulbaset Karman, Yemen

Sizo Sanele Hlophe, Swaziland

Temitope Taiwo, Nigeria

Titilope Bolanle Emmanuel, Nigeria

Vallarie Wendy Yiega, Kenya

Trainers

Digital Grassroots co-founders and a previous ambassador from cohort 1 of the program provided learning support to the participant throughout the online course phase of the program.

 

Thank you to the following trainers for your dedication in enabling community engagement on internet governance for our ambassadors

 

Bolutife Adisa, Nigeria

Dajana Mulaj, Albania

Katie Watson, USA

Noha Ashraf, Egypt

Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Tanzania

Samuel Reid, Guyana 

Sindy Obed, Haiti

Uffa Modey, Nigeria

Wathagi Ndungu, Kenya

Mentors

Digital Grassroots collaborated with internet governance experts from 6 countries to provide mentorship for the program participants as they become newcomers in the global internet governance ecosystem.

 

Thank you to the following experts for supporting their internet governance participation.

 

Cat Blake, USA

Dhanaraj Thakur, USA

Esther Mwema, Zambia

Frieda Lukas, Namibia

Kellee Elkins, USA

Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky, Egypt

Pamela Chogo, Tanzania

Su Sonia Herring, Turkey