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Celebrating 20 years supporting youth at the centre of change: Youth-led creativity, innovation, and optimism in challenging times

OTTAWA, June 15, 2022 – It’s a milestone year for Digital Opportunity Trust as we celebrate 20 years of empowering young women and men to become leaders of change in their communities. To mark the anniversary, we’re launching a six-month campaign to recognize many of the youth leaders, DOT team members, and partners who have […]

DOT launches second cohort of the #DOTYouth Street Team to tackle COVID-19 community recovery

In April 2020, DOT launched its first #DOTYouth Street Team initiative – a coordinated support network of youth in Africa and the Middle East who are responding to COVID-19 with needs-based interventions.  Through the #DOTYouth Street Team, DOT supports the impact and reach of youth by connecting them with partners who can provide information, tools, […]

How to Meaningfully Engage Young Social Innovators in Pandemic Recovery

In the midst of uncertainty and global crisis, youth are innovating.  At Digital Opportunity Trust, we’re seeing inspiring examples of youth social entrepreneurs in our network that have the digital skills, gender equality, and facilitation knowledge necessary to rapidly innovate and intervene where their communities need it most.  They are tackling the education crisis with […]

4 Tips to Remember When Measuring the Impact of Your Social Enterprise

As a social innovator, you’re focused on creating positive change in your community. Measuring your impact is how you know if you’re successfully doing that. Impact measurement is helpful to understand how effectively your social innovation is serving the people it is meant to serve. Here are four things to remember when measuring your impact. […]

Glossary of Change: The Language of Social Impact

Community change can come with some complicated concepts. Social innovation, social entrepreneurship, community development, global citizenship — all these terms can be confusing. Yet these are the words you come across when reading about community change or listening to speeches from innovators worldwide. Not sure what all of these mean? Let’s look look at some […]

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