Community Leaders Program 2019

18 February – 29 March 2019

Awuor Ayiecho (1)

Awuor Ayiecho

Kenya

Baraka Providence

Baraka Providence

Democratic Republic of Congo

Confucius Bedzina

Confucius Bedzina

Ghana

Eric Moyo

Eric Moyo

Zimbabwe

Liah Shonhe

Liah Shonhe

Botswana

Mahum Tariq Digital Grassroots Ambassador

Mahum Tariq

Pakistan

Ruth Atim

Ruth Atim

Uganda

Connecting, and empowering diverse and inclusive communities is a fundamental aspect for the defense and promotion of Internet Freedom globally. This program is part of the Internet Freedom Festival Community Development Fellowship – the first fellows program in the Internet Freedom field focused on community development. 

Project Leads

Esther Mwema

Esther Mwema

Zambia

Noha Ashraf

Noha Ashraf

Egypt

Uffa Modey (1)

Uffa Modey

Nigeria

Joy Wathagi Ndungu

Wathagi Ndungu

Kenya

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

  • Identify, connect, and grow local communities working to defend a free and open Internet

 

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Identified 7 Digital Grassroots ambassadors who embarked on community engagement activities including a community survey regarding the local Internet issues to address local internet issues
  • Connected our program participants to Internet Society local chapters in their respective communities

 

DIGRA OBJECTIVE

  • To connect grassroots communities to institutions that enhance their autonomy in digital citizenship

 

Mentors

Digital Grassroots collaborated with internet governance experts to discuss how the program participants can adopt open leadership skills while they identify and advocate on internet issues within their communities.

 

Thank you to the following experts for offering customized mentorship to our community leader; with our Francophone participant being mentored in the French language;

 

Bolutife Adisa, Nigeria

Chenai Chair, Zimbabwe

Esther Mwema, Zambia

Rebecca Ryaktimbo, Tanzania

Sindy Obed, Haiti

Uffa Modey, Nigeria

Wathagi Ndungu, Kenya

Internet Freedom Festival 

Read more information about the IFF Community Development Fellowship here