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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Connecting the Unconnected

KIGALI, June 8, 2022 – As a sector member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the  ITU Telecommunication Development Sector, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) was thrilled to attend the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and the ITU’s Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Development Roundtable in Kigali June 7 – 9.  The 3-day event as part of […]


DOT Convenes Global Youth Leaders in Kigali to Share Best Practices on Youth-Led Digital Innovation

Digital Opportunity Trust is thrilled to announce it has been invited to convene DOT-trained youth leaders from across Africa and the Middle East to participate in a panel at the Generation Connect Global Youth Summit held on June 2 to 4, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. DOT has the largest network of youth leaders in Africa, […]


Meet the distinguished speakers at Catalyzing Change Week 2022

This week marks the start of the 3rd Catalyzing Change Week 2022 (CCW2022), and we are pleased to introduce the distinguished delegation of staff, youth and leaders from the development impact ecosystem.  DOT’s speaker lineup consists of staff, youth and decision makers from Africa and the Middle East. The panelists, are passionate about gender equality, […]


Digital Opportunity Trust announces the Impact Makers Advisory Board to Close the Funding Gap for Young Entrepreneurs

In June 2021, DOT convened young entrepreneurs from the DOT network in the first co-design session to collaboratively shape and design the purpose and vision for the global Impact Makers Advisory Board (IMAB). The session revealed that the barriers associated with funding early-stage entrepreneurs are often a result of a lack of understanding between funders […]


Speaking Out, Reaching Out: Digital Opportunity Trust and the Mastercard Foundation Team Up to Investigate African Youth and the Pandemic

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is announcing the successful completion of Speaking Out, Reaching Out – a youth-led investigation,  in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation that looks into the impact of the pandemic on youth in Africa. In 2020, DOT and the Mastercard Foundation sought to understand the dynamics and drivers of resilience among African youth. […]


DOT Celebrates with 46 #GirlsinICT Street Team Graduates

In June 2021, on Girls in ICT Day, DOT announced the #GirlsInICT Street Team, a youth-led response to the gender digital divide. The third edition of the Street Team model, launched in 2020 as a COVID response initiative, welcomed 46 youth social innovators and entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East who are creating opportunities […]


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