Commitment to Action

Catalyzing Techactivism in Brazil

Commitment by

CDI - Center For Digitial Inclusion

In 2013, CDI committed to pioneer in the techactivism space in Brazil by developing a methodology to train 10,000 underprivileged youth in techactivism and create a hub for techactivists to collaborate, launch initiatives, and share best practices so as to amplify their impact nationally. A techactivist is a person who mobilizes for a cause of public interest using technology as a tool and with a focus on action, and CDI believes that harnessing the incredible power of technology can create scale and amplify impact around causes of public interest. CDI will achieve this commitment by working in two areas: (1) designing a 2 month program that will teach techactivism to underprivileged youth in Brazil first in classrooms to a selected group and will later be expanded to a free access online platform and (2) creating a network that offers tools, resources and acts as a hub for techactivists to collaborate, launch initiatives, and share best practices. CDI will also offer an award for the best techactivism projects to bring awareness to the public causes.

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Commitment

Catalyzing Techactivism in Brazil

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$470,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BRAZIL

Commitment by

CDI - Center For Digitial Inclusion

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

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