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Paradigm Initiative’s Digital Rights Academy 2020: Call for applications

Applications are open for the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights Academy 2020. This academy will be focused on understanding and navigating the policy and regulatory landscape related to digital rights and security, as well as capacity building in advocacy and engagement strategies for those who work or are 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, with digitalization shaping the majority of  today’s economic and social activities. The subject is not only relevant to policy makers, advocates, and Civil Society Organizations who work around the theme of Human Rights online and ICTs for Development, but also  individuals and media institutions who are interested in and who rely heavily on the use of the internet for activism, advocacy or civil engagement. 

The objective of this academy is creating awareness on the issues surrounding Digital rights in Africa and capacity building for the participants in order that they are armed with the requisite knowledge to actively participate in digital rights advocacy. 

 The Academy will commence on the 9th of November, 2020 and end on the 13th of November, 2020. The Academy will take place online, in view of the Coronavirus (COVID 19). Further details will be shared with the shortlisted applicants. 


Open to individuals who live and work in Africa.

Selection will be based on best-fit considerations with a focus on the likelihood that the workshop will be useful to your ongoing work. 


How to apply 

Please complete the application form and submit it. The Deadline is Saturday, 24th of October 2020. 

Shortlisted applicants will be notified soon after the closing date. 

Deadline: 24th of October, 2020.



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