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Inspiring Journeys from Daring to Shift Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives

  Cows weren’t part of Glory Mtei’s five-year plan.  After all, she had grown up surrounded by lanky herds of cattle in a farming community not far from Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, and she wanted a change. She moved away for college and dreamed of landing a nice 9-5 job in an office somewhere. But when […]

Bringing Youth Perspectives to the Forefront – and taking action – together.

In March 2022, DOT hosted the Speaking Out, Reaching Out Youth Summit, which focused on exploring the findings from the DOT’s Speaking Out, Reaching Out youth-led investigation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.  The investigation showcased stories of youth resilience, capturing the voices, lived experiences, and unrelenting perseverance of over 1,500 young people aged 18-35, […]

Digital Opportunity Trust pledges to equip 1 million youth with digital and 21st-century skills by 2025

January 19, 2022 The world continues to face a global pandemic. Many young people, especially those in vulnerable and unconnected communities, are still unable to access remote learning and lack digital skills essential to employment and opportunity in the digital economy. Women and girls also suffer disproportionate effects on their livelihoods. Digital Inclusion is accepted […]

DOT Tanzania gathers #DOTYouth and partners for #TYDS2021

We’re still riding on the wave of this year’s Tanzania Youth Digital Summit (TYDS), which took place in August 2021.  The four-day summit, hosted by DOT Tanzania, involved youth, ITC experts, government and private sector representatives. The summit inspired participants to leverage digital opportunities, calling ecosystem players to nourish digital and technology skills in youth […]

Shaping The New World of Work – Digital and Career Skills For Youth

On May 26th, 2021, over 100 global attendees joined Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Founder and CEO, Janet Longmore, and IBM’s Joel Mangan, Executive Director P-TECH at IBM, as they led a virtual panel discussion with three accomplished young social entrepreneurs to discuss #ShapingTheNewWorldOfWork.  The event marked the launch of a partnership between DOT and IBM […]

Apply Now: Join the #GirlsinICT Street Team

Are you between the ages of 18 and 34 located in Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, or Zambia with an already-existing community initiative that is bridging the gender digital divide? Are you supporting young women and girls’ access to digital technology, connectivity and security (ICT) or enhancing young women and girl’s skills […]

Daring to Shift: Placing Young Women at the Centre of Inclusive Growth

Digital Opportunity Trust invites you to join the launch of an innovative and creative multinational program that supports youth and young women as social innovators and change makers in their communities in Africa and the Middle East.  A partnership with the Government of Canada, with Daring to Shift DOT is creating an ecosystem of partners who […]

Olivier Nkunzurwanda: Empowering young entrepreneurs in Uganda’s Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement

A long-time #DOTYouth, Olivier Nkunzurwanda is a young social entrepreneur leading tremendous change in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Uganda. He is the founder of the Refugee Innovation Centre and has been delivering digital skills and entrepreneurship training to his peers since 2016. Olivier grew up in Goma, a city on the border of the […]

DOT and ITU Announce #GirlsinICT Street Team to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide

  April 22, 2021 This Girls in ICT Day, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and ITU are pleased to announce the #GirlsinICT Street Team, a youth-led response to the gender digital divide and contribution to the EQUALS Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. Through the #GirlsinICT Street Team, DOT and ITU will support the […]

The Digital Shift: Youth Voices on Digital Inclusion and Skills

We are pleased to share our latest youth voices report:  The Digital Shift – Youth Voices on Digital Inclusion and Skills. Youth, especially young women, face a multitude of challenges when it comes to securing opportunities in the digital economy. COVID-19 is just the latest, and a goal of this year’s Tanzania Youth Digital Summit […]

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