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Progress Loading – On the way to 4 Million Lives by 2025

February 9, 2023 Our ways of living, working, and learning are deeply ingrained with technology, and many have been forced into digital transformation. Yet, the digital economy’s potential is not equally distributed. Digital literacy, usability, affordability, and accessibility are among the many barriers preventing dignified participation in the global economy.  In 2022, DOT announced a […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shaping the New World of Work: Digital Opportunity Trust and IBM Team Up to Provide Digital and Career Skills for Youth in Africa and the Middle East

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is announcing a timely collaboration with IBM to empower young women and men in Africa and the Middle East with the digital skills, workforce readiness proficiencies, and business knowledge needed for successful careers, social wellbeing, and economic growth. DOT will work with local organizations to help young people tap into IBM’s […]

Digital Opportunity Trust launches #DOTYouth Street Team to tackle COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic, youth are identifying the challenges and needs in their communities, and moving rapidly to address them to get ahead of COVID-19 as it hits their regions.  The first #DOTYouth Street Team will consist of 50 youth with already-underway and impactful COVID-19 response initiatives in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, […]

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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