Digital Rights Learning Exchange is a 6-week online training course organized by Digital Grassroots and the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative and tailored for emerging grassroots activists who would like to acquire critical skills and knowledge for conducting effective digital rights advocacy. The program also aims at building a platform for active cooperation and peer learning among the participants through shared group activities and guidance of established digital leaders who will serve as program mentors and facilitators.
The program starts on 25 April 2022 and will feature specifically designed learning content that will be reinforced by live Zoom meetings with industry experts, who will share their expertise across key topics, including effective advocacy writing and communication, using data in advocacy campaigns, staying safe and secure online while implementing advocacy and measuring its impact.
– Interest in digital rights advocacy
– Strong written and spoken English (all live sessions and course materials will be in English)
– Community building and leadership experience
– Ability to commit to six (6) hours per week of program activities, for six weeks, from April 25, 2022 to June 03, 2022.A reliable internet connection (a modest connectivity stipend will be provided)
– A willingness to share experiences and learn from one another
To help ensure that the program provides participants with competencies relevant to their real-life activities and work, applicants will be asked to submit a digital rights project or concept that they would like to develop further over the course period.
At the end of the program, participants will be invited to an open Digital Rights Learning Exchange Finale Event to present their digital rights advocacy projects. During the event, the participants will discuss their project goals, target audience, and road maps using various formats for virtual events, including round table discussions, arts and media showcases, and lightning talks.