Paradigm Initiative invites application for the Digital Rights Workshops in Anglophone West Africa and Francophone Africa in October 2019. These workshops will focus on understanding and navigating the policy and regulatory landscape related to digital rights and security. Further, it is an opportunity for learning advocacy and engagement strategies for those who work or interested in promoting and defending human rights online in Africa.
The subject of human rights online has never been more important than it is now. The subject is relevant to policymakers, advocates, and civil society organizations working around the theme of ICTs for Development. Furthermore, it also assists all who rely heavily on the use of the Internet for their work for Human Rights and/or Freedom of Expression, media institutions, and individuals who use the internet for activism, advocacy or civil engagement. Many African governments are rolling out legislation and policies which enforce privacy violations, infringements to freedom of expression, access restrictions and hurt other digital rights.
The 3-day session in either region will be open to only a limited number of participants. Further, the participants are eligible if they live and work in these regions.
Hence, the selection will be based on best-fit considerations. Moreover, Paradigm Initiative will focus on the likelihood that the workshop will be useful to your ongoing work.
Applicants will receive workshop materials, coffee/tea, and lunch during the workshop.
Further, Paradigm Initiative will also provide funding to support flight and accommodation. However, the number of support is limited. Hence, Paradigm Initiative strongly suggests that only applicants who can not afford the accommodation and flight to apply for the funding.
Interested candidates may apply for the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights Workshop by completing and submitting the online application.
Paradigm Initiative will accept the application for the Workshop until July 12, 2019.
|Type of Opportunity||Conferences|
|City||Francophone & Anglophone|
|Open to||Francophone & Anglophone|