Digital Democracy - Programs & Strategy

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An overview of Digital Democracy - an NGO whose mission is empowering people around the world through new technologies that encourage civic participation and universal Human rights.

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Digital Democracy - Programs & Strategy

  1. 1. EMPOWERING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENCOURAGE CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS. Tuesday, January 26, 2010 1
  2. 2. DEMOCRACY IN THE DIGITAL ERA Democracy Digital Democracy • Being heard • Empowerment of the • Minority rights individual • Accountability and • Fall of hierarchies transparency • Wider participation • Advocacy for change • Democratization of • Access information HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/WHITEAFRICAN/2736565604/ Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2
  3. 3. HOW WE WORK WHERE WE WORK 1. Identify community Locally & Globally 2. Needs assessment - pilot: Southeast 3. Work with Asia & USA volunteers & - research: Southern community groups Africa, Carribean, on programming Eastern Europe NEW WORDS MEDIA Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3
  4. 4. HAITI VOLUNTEERISM & MAPPING Tuesday, January 26, 2010 4
  5. 5. HANDHELD HUMAN RIGHTS MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS ACCESSIBLE AND ACTIONABLE SECURE COMMUNICATION SECURE DOCUMENTATION OPEN DISTRIBUTION Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5
  6. 6. PROJECT EINSTEIN 21ST CENTURY LITERACY Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6
  7. 7. CITIZEN ACCOUNTABILITY Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7
  8. 8. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8
  9. 9. TV Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9
  10. 10. WHAT YOU CAN DO: • DONATE MONEY • $35 BUYS A CHILD A BOOK OF THEIR PHOTOS • DONATE SKILLS • ARE YOU A DESIGNER, PROGRAMMER, OR JUST SMART? • VOLUNTEER • WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THE FIELD • JOIN US: • FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/DIGITAL- DEMOCRACY • TWITTER.COM/DIGIDEM • YOUTUBE.COM/USER/ DIGITALDEMOCRACYCAM • MYSPACE.COM/DIGIDEM • FLICKR.COM/DIGITALDEMOCRACY • HUB.WITNESS.ORG/ DIGITALDEMOCRACYTV DIGITAL-DEMOCRACY.ORG / @DIGIDEM Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10
  11. 11. EMPOWERING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENCOURAGE CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS. Mark Belinsky - @mbelinsky Emily Jacobi - @emjacobi mbelinsky@digital-democracy.org ejacobi@digital-democracy.org Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11

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