DIGRA Headers

19 April – 28 May 2021

Mauricia

Mauricia Abdol Tshilunda

South Africa

David

David Aragort

Venezuela

Isaac

Isaac Oloruntimilehin

Nigeria

Lizette

Lizette Onésia ABOUE

Benin

Aubin Zoh

Aubin ZOH

Cote d’Ivoire

Taona Makolija

Taona Makolija

Malawi

Victor

Victor Uahomo

Nigeria

Community Leaders for Internet Advocacy builds upon the work of Open Internet for Democracy Leaders by engaging in the principles of a democratic internet and adapting the Open Internet for Democracy Advocacy Playbook. The Community Leaders for Internet Advocacy are young leaders from underrepresented communities who are using the internet for advocacy and democratic participation.

Project Leads

Esther Mwema
Bendjedid Rachad Sanoussi

Esther Mwema

Zambia

Rachad Sanoussi

Benin

Uffa Modey (1)

Uffa Modey

Nigeria

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

  • Raise awareness on internet advocacy in local communities to enable grassroots communities to share their internet advocacy experiences by connecting youth community leaders to the Open Internet for Democracy Advocacy Playbook
  • Support open leadership for community driven projects through mentorship with internet advocacy experts
  • Produce an Internet Advocacy Report with guidance from Open Internet for Democracy Initiative team

 

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Provided 6 weeks of online training including training webinars on internet advocacy to 7 youth from 6 countries 
  • Matched 7 mentors to support the open leadership journey of our community leaders whose community-led  projects address internet advocacy issues relating to Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Assembly and Association, Accessibility, Privacy and Data Protection, Personal Safety and Security, Inclusion, Network Equality, Standards, and Governance
  • Curated 7 stories that spotlight local internet health issues from underrepresented communities

 

DIGRA OBJECTIVE

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

 

Mentors

Digital Grassroots collaborated with Internet Advocacy experts to provide guidance to the Community Leaders through one on one personal leadership and project development calls. By mentoring a Community Leader, they helped them to understand movement building and open leadership.

Thank you to the following experts for helping fuel the movement:

Carlos Iglesias

Eduardo Carillo

Emmanuel Vitus

Iris Boyer

Marco Konopacki

Meri Baghdasaryan

Muthoni Muriithi

Solana Larsen

Supported by

Open Internet for Democracy Initiative

Elizabeth Sutterlin

Sarah Moulton