By Joan Katambi One in three Ugandan women who use the Internet have experienced gender-based harassment online, according to a 2020 report released by Pollicy.org on the internet experiences of women in African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa. In 2020, during the 16 Days of Activism against GBV campaign with the […]
Uganda Internet Governance Forum 2020: Redefining the Internet Eco System and Policies for inclusive Information Access during Pandemic.
By Innocent Adriko Digital Literacy Initiative joined the Uganda Internet Governance Forum organized by the Internet Society Uganda Chapter (ISOC-UG) in collaboration with other stakeholders in the internet ecosystem. The half-day forum exposed participants to a broader discussion on Redefining the Internet Eco System and Policies for inclusive Information Access during Pandemic. The opening remarks […]
By Joan Katambi The open data movement in the area of access to public and other information is relatively new but very significant in the East African Region States namely (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and Digital Literacy Initiative organized a session in order to raise awareness […]
October has been recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month every year since 2003. This effort was brought to life through collaboration with many stakeholders globally. National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created to ensure that every individual and organizations including businesses stay safe and secure online. Digital Literacy Initiative participated in a Cyber Security […]
By Angel Norman Akongo The Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online. Globally, the Cyber awareness month has grown exponentially reaching diverse communities and networks […]
CIPESA FIFA 2020: Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) was co-hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and Paradigm Initiative.
Digital Literacy Initiative joined the seventh edition of the annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) was co-hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and Paradigm Initiative (PIN), two organizations that seek to advance Digital Rights in Africa. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, FIFA 2020 was held […]
By Joan Katambi Digital Literacy Initiative presented a paper on Digital Inclusion at a training organized by AYDIA gender and Technology Initiative (AGTI) on Women digital rights are human rights. Since the founding of the United Nations, equality between men and women has been among the most fundamental guarantees of human rights. Adopted in 1945, […]
A brief perusal through our objectives as Digital Literacy Initiative will unearth one fact, that we have a passion for empowering Persons living with disability and have dedicated an entire programme to it. What you may not know is that much of the inspiration came from a 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) session in Berlin. […]
By Joan Katambi On behalf of Digital Literacy Initiative, Joan katambi participated in the Arusha Women School of Internet Governance (ARUWSIG 2020) as a Faculty member. The theme was Internet as a frontier for democracy and rights in elections. The capacity to access and use the internet excellently is central to Women’s digital inclusion. When […]
As the world continues to embrace the Internet and digitalization, a whole new wave of threats to online users has been identified to be on the rise especially for vulnerable groups such as children. Children of late are so much exposed to the online space especially during the pandemic for several reasons that include learning, […]