Digital Communities for Development
More than a decade ago, with the advent of easily accessible digital technology, international development organizations began looking for new ways to incorporate digital tools into their programming for improved outcomes.
These efforts were initially very successful; substantial progress was made in various sectors such as health and agriculture, more communities around the world were connected, and underserved populations were reached in previously unattainable ways. Some digitally enabled programs, on the other hand, failed – and often for reasons that were both predictable and preventable.
The Digital Communities for Development course integrates best practices into building digital community programs by combining practical expertise in building digital communities, UNESCO’s “Principles for Digital Development,” and insights from 5 digital communities in MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa. This course is designed to provide key insights for CSOs who want to create digital programs to reach their constituency and need assistance understanding common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
This course is perfect for:
This training is customised to meet your specific needs as well as the needs of your organisation. Case studies of existing digital communities that have been successfully implemented are included in the course, as are industry best practices from strategic communication specialists.