Call for Applications |

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is calling for applications from individuals interested in learning, researching and communicating digital rights for a two-day virtual training.

The training seeks to equip participants with requisite skills as well as serve as a space to build a community of interdisciplinary digital rights researchers and advocates of digital rights in Africa.

The training, scheduled for 24-25 March, 2022 targets human rights defenders, academics, media, activists, technologists, and private sector actors from Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Key issues shaping the digital rights landscape in Africa
  • Legal and policy frameworks governing digital rights in Africa.
  • Legal research for Internet policy and digital rights analysis
  • Survey methods in digital rights research
  • Monitoring surveillance, internet shutdowns and targeted malware
  • Strategic Communication, Visuals, and Using Research for Advocacy
  • Complete this  application form
  • Deadline for application is Friday, March 17, 2022
  • Successful applicants will be notified on Monday, March 21, 2022

CIPESA will cover participants’ internet connectivity costs.