DIGRA Cohort 5

20  September  – 12 November 2021

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

Bendjedid Rachad Sanoussi

Rachad Sanoussi

Benin

Hanna Pishchyk

Hanna Pishchyk

Belarus

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

  • Delivered our 4 weeks online internet literacy course on Moodle focusing on the following themes Internet for Security, Internet for Social Life and Internet for Economy;

  • Engaged 44 youth program participants (17 female, 16 male, and 1 non-binary) from 18 countries;

  • Executed 4 weeks of online mentorship by connecting internet governance experts to each program participant;

  • Executed 40 community engagement projects to increase digital citizenship in local communities;

  • Hosted 2 community webinars with experts in internet governance.

DIGRA OBJECTIVE

  • To engage youth in Internet governance

 

Ambassadors

 

Abdul-Karim Abdul-Ganiw, Ghana

Allan Magezi, Uganda

ANATO Elsie Fidélia, Benin

Arame Ndiaye, Senegal

Arash Kazempour, Iran

Baboucarr Orphanim Anna Enoch Ceesay, Gambia

BAKARE OPEYEMI NAFISAT, Nigeria

Beatrice Kaseke, Zimbabwe

Bickel José Gilles OLOUDE, Benin

Chilufya Theresa Mulenga, Zambia

Choukouriyah Modoukpe A. Arinloye, Benin

David Aragort, Venezuela

Derrick Onyango Odanga, Kenya

Diamondra Julianna Rafiringa, Madagascar

Doku Benedicta Fofo, Ghana

Elizabeth Rumono Mughongora, Namibia

Elizabeth Wanja Mugure, Kenya

Emmanuel Mingle

ENOCH NIKINGBOUNG DUUT, Ghana

Eze Chekwube Chinaza, Nigeria

Fanick Cayrol DJOKLI, Benin

Fatou SARR, Senegal

Folli  Herbert  AMOUZOUGAN, Togo

Gbééré Achille Eye, Benin

Izak C. Rosenfeld, Esq., USA

Jesse Nathan Kalange, Uganda

JOHN FAHARIYA SHEDRACH, Nigeria

Kyrian Onyeagusi, Nigeria

Mobolaji Sulaiman Akanji, Nigeria

Moriam Sulaimon, Nigeria

ODEI PRINCE, Ghana

Ogedengbe Mercy Oluwakemi, Nigeria

OKEKE GRACE ECHE, Nigeria

Omotayo Faith Olanrewaju, Nigeria

Osei Manu Kagyah, Ghana

Pavel Farhan, Thailand

Princess Onwuka, Nigeria

Rasolofoniaina Koloina Christel, Madagascar

Sarah Job Akpan, Nigeria

Segun Akinfemi Akinjola, Nigeria

Shureya Nasir, Ghana

STANLEY TIO ANDEOBU, Nigeria

Tsitsi Kapandamake, Zambia

Vincent Ouma Mwando, Kenya

Viviane Achieng Oywer, Kenya

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

Abdel Gaffar OURO-AGORO

Manuela Peralta Santana

Mauricia Abdol Tshilunda

Oluwaseun Sanjo Ajani

Rabi Mars-Ares AGNOUN BASSO

Stephanie Joseph

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.

 

Abigaël Guirlande FRANCISQUE

Analia Aspis

Dr Nagwan Ahmed Assem

Dr.N.Sudha Bhuvaneswari

Jean Paul Nkurunziza

Muriel ALAPINI

Shepherdd Mulwanda

Su Sonia Herring

Wathagi Ndungu

Acknowledgment

Special thank you to Milouda BOUICHOU for providing assistance in organizing project meetings