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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Introducing DOT’s 2019 YouthLAB: Rachel Okwar

Meet Rachel Okwar, a member of DOT’s 2019 Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB) representing Kenya. Rachel is a young Kenyan with a passion for youth issues. She works in her local county government as a volunteer, leads digital literacy training in her community as a Mozilla Club Leader, and has worked in local prisons to […]


From Model to Movement: A Strategic Evolution for DOT

Janet Longmore Founder & CEO Digital Opportunity Trust @JanetLongmore Last week we launched a report: “From Model to Movement: Learning from Youth Leading Change”. This is an important milestone for DOT: the report documents the key learnings and best practices that we have established as innovators in the development space – particularly in the area of […]


From Model to Movement: Learning from DOT’s Youth Leading Change Project

Today we launched a new report: From Model to Movement: Learning from DOT’s Youth Leading Change Project. From Model to Movement provides evidence of the impact and effectiveness of the DOT youth-led model as well as insight into the ambitions and needs of young people in a rapidly changing world. It recognizes the desire of #DOTYouth to […]


Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with #DOTYouth

For Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, three #DOTYouth hosted Facebook Live video chats about their experiences as entrepreneurs, social innovators, and changemakers. They shared their entrepreneurship journey, what inspires them, and advice for other young social innovators and entrepreneurs. If you missed the Facebook Live events, you can check out the videos below! Shadrack Kamenya, Tanzania I’m […]


Kenyan Social Entrepreneur Receives Queen’s Young Leader Award

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 07, 2017  — DOT is pleased to share that DOT youth leader Douglas Mwangi from Kenya has been announced as a recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award. Douglas is the founder of Oasis Mathare, a community centre in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya that provides education, skills training, a […]


DOT youth from Africa and Middle East visit Ottawa, encourage Canada to involve youth as innovators

OTTAWA, Dec. 04, 2017 — Six Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) youth from East Africa and the Middle East are visiting Ottawa from December 4-14 to discuss the powerful impact youth have when they put their minds to solving challenges in their communities and countries. The group will meet with Canadian influencers – including government ministers, […]


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