Harnessing the Value of the Digital Principles for Inclusive Development

Last week, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) and the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) together presented on inclusive digital development at the Bond Conference in London– Europe’s largest annual international development event. Eliguard Dawson, DOT Tanzania’s Country Director, was the keynote speaker for the session, showcasing what the Principles for Digital […]

Transforming Communities: How DOT Youth use innovation and the Digital Principles to achieve positive social impact

Every year, the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) hosts the Unconference – a participant-led event that convenes young social innovators hailing from several of the organization’s network countries. The Unconference grants youths the opportunity to connect with professionals, mentors, and one another, bringing over 100 individuals from several countries to share their innovation experiences. From Africa, […]

Overcoming the Digital Gender Divide: Profile of a Youth Innovator

On this Throwback Thursday, I wanted to take you back to the time I met this inspiring young woman, Aisha Abdul-Qadir, at the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Youth Unconference in Kigali, Rwanda. Aisha is a youth ambassador for DOT, an organization that engages young people around the world using digital technologies to transform their communities […]

Youth Entrepreneurs and Digital Development

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Youth Unconference in Kigali, Rwanda. The Unconference served as a platform for over 100 youths from 10 countries in the DOT network to come together and learn from each other’s experiences on ways to improve the impact of their social enterprises. To say these […]

Are We Closing the Digital Gender Gap?

I recently had the opportunity to attend two events that asked tough questions about engaging women and youth in the global digital revolution. The first event, hosted by Tech Salon DC, brought development technology leaders together in Washington, D.C. to discuss progress that has been made in closing the digital gender gap and what challenges […]