Cohort 4

03 June – 11 August 2019

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

Eileen Cejas

Eileen Cejas

Argentina

Esther Mwema

Esther Mwema

Zambia

Uffa Modey (1)

Uffa Modey

Nigeria

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 a 4 weeks online internet literacy course 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 33 youth program participants (17 female and 16 male)  from 18 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

Abdul-jalil zakaria, Ghana

Alex JEROME, Haiti

Ana Jovanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ashwathy Venugopal, India

Chamsa Al Marif Nime, Chad

Cisse IBRAHIM, Ivory Coast

Danaëlle Dominique, Haiti

Diana Fenozandry Mendoza, Chile

Elvis Kaku, Ghana

Favour Olajide, Nigeria

Geraldine Mbagwu, Nigeria

Harira Abdulrahman Wakili, Nigeria

Ibrahim Temitope Suleiman, Nigeria

Isaac Imagbovomwan, Nigeria

Johanna Alejandra Castillo Teran, Ecuador

John Jalil Aidoo, Ghana

Josephine Eshun, Ghana

Joshua Omajali, Nigeria

Kashinasha Eheregardis Malyenge, Namibia

Kholofelo Baloyi, South Africa

Loide Uuzigo, Namibia

Mafany TANDE MYLES BILONG, Cameroon

Malorie Amoussou, Benin

Obed Isoyor Kallai, Ghana

Peter Mmbando, Tanzania

Regis SHEMA, Rwanda

Samtochukuw Ugwu, Nigeria

Samuel Anane, Ghana

Sarah Kuponiyi, Nigeria

Sylvia Aputazie, Nigeria

Teyssir Khouja, Tunisia

Victor Ekeghe Mba, Nigeria

Vishnu Priya Ganesh, India

Trainers

Digital Grassroots collaborated with our high performing ambassadors from previous cohorts of the Ambassadors Program to provide 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

 

Ama Ota, Nigeria

Amira Fouad, Egypt

Aubin ZOH, Haiti

Morisola Alaba, Nigeria

OUMIE SAINE, Gambia

Raphel Belizaire, Haiti

Ruth Atim, Cameroon

Shadrach Ankrah, Ghana

Stephanie Joseph, Haiti

Tayo Adeboye, Nigeria

Mentors

Digital Grassroots collaborated with internet governance experts from 14 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.

 

Afi Edoh, Togo

Ahmed Medien, Tunisia

Bonface Witaba, Kenya

Charalampos Kyritsis, Greece

Eileen Berenice Cejas, Argentina

Esimaje Michael Onoseme, Nigeria

Francisque Abigaël Guirlande, Haiti

Frieda Lukas, Namibia

Jianne Soriano, Hong Kong/Philippines/Japan

Meri Baghdasaryan, Armenia

Milouda BOUICHOU, Morocco

Obed Sindy, Haiti

Shepherd Mulwanda, Zambia

Zakir Syed, Pakistan

Revision of DIGRA Internet Literacy Course

Digital Grassroots in-house team revised and updated the content of our Internet Literacy Course used during the Ambassadors Program.

 

Eileen Cejas

Shadrach Ankrah

Uffa Modey