19 April – 28 May 2021
Mauricia Abdol Tshilunda
Lizette Onésia ABOUE
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.
- 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
- 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
- To connect grassroots communities to institutions that enhance their autonomy in digital citizenship
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: