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Launching the Principles for Digital Inclusion in the Green Economy

OTTAWA, Canada, February 12, 2024 — Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is thrilled to unveil a significant milestone resulting from the collaborative efforts of the EDISON Alliance Sprint Group. In the span of seven months, from May to November 2023, DOT, alongside esteemed partners like NetHope, Dubai Cares, Goodwall, The Digital School, UNICEF, and other members, […]

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DOT’s 2018 Youth Unconference

Our third DOT Youth Unconference was a huge success! In October we gathered 130 daring social innovators from 13 countries in Nairobi, Kenya for three days of collaboration around the theme of inclusivity: bridging gender and social barriers to build inclusive communities. #DOTYouth delegates showcased their social initiatives, led interactive peer-learning sessions, and developed their networks. […]

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AmyAnne: supporting essential service providers to treat sex workers with respect and dignity

AmyAnne Smith is a former medic in the Canadian Forces reserves, spent two years teaching abroad in South Korea, and has two bachelor’s degrees in English. She also volunteers at a clinic designed to help senior citizens monitor and maintain their health, and while abroad in South Korea, she founded an after-school volleyball club for […]

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Faraha: getting efficient with waste management

Farah Rahman has always had an interested in social businesses and social innovation. She is passionate about giving back to the community and is particularly passionate about preserving the environment. Formerly an intern with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, a Nobel Prize-winning institute, Faraha has  also worked at a private investment firm, as a mental […]

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Yvonne: creating a platform for survivors of sexual abuse

Every September for the last two years, Yvonne Osagie has dedicated the month to outreach and volunteering in the community. These efforts include volunteering in soup kitchens and leading the Step Up Program at the Boys and Girls Club, which helps black youth achieve their goals by helping with homework, providing workshops on development and […]

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Elizabeth: supporting survivors through performance art

Elizabeth Peprah is a published poet who is currently completing her M.A. in women’s and gender studies. A passionate champion for women, Elizabeth is particularly invested in eliminating sexual and physical violence against women, and considers herself “an activist for the women nobody cares about.” The depth of post sexual assault trauma is so heinous […]

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Sherifa: eliminating barriers for first-generation students

  Sherifa Hadi has worked tirelessly with and for youth for the last decade. She has established strong community ties, and is passionate about accessible education, among other social justice issues. A graduate of the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa and a long-term Ottawa, Canada resident, Sherifa joined the DOT Impactathon […]

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