Paradigm Initiative in partnership with Policy Alert is pleased to host a digital rights workshop in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
The workshop will be focused on understanding and navigating the policy and regulatory landscape related to digital rights and its intersection with other subjects such as security, media, digital identity, business, as well as learning advocacy and engagement strategies for those who work or are interested in promoting and defending human rights online in Africa.
Discussions at the workshop will explore topical issues around privacy and surveillance, digital identity, multistakeholder approach to digital policy, Internet shutdowns, content takedowns, freedom of expression online, digital security amongst others.
The workshop is scheduled to hold at a time when the government is rolling out legislation such as the hate speech bill and the social media bill. The workshop is aimed at empowering participants with an understanding of digital policies and how they affect human rights. Participants will also learn about various actors with the policy landscape.
The workshop will be open to only a limited number of participants who live and work in the South-South and southeast regions of Nigeria.
The States under consideration are Abia, Akwa Ibom Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo and Rivers. Selection will be based on best-fit considerations with a focus on the likelihood that the workshop will be useful to your ongoing work.
Limited funding is available to support transport and accommodation, and you may indicate whether or not you need sponsorship on your application form. However, we strongly encourage that you do not apply for support if you can sponsor yourself to the workshop as this may improve your chances of selection if you qualify. Again, travel support is very limited and will be very competitive.
How to Apply
If you would like to secure one of the workshop slots, click on the link below and Apply