Participate in the Digital Natives workshop

Monday, October 4, 2010 20:11
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As the Internet and digital technologies become more widespread, the world is shrinking: we are constantly connected to our contexts, our people, our cultures and our networks. And you, yes YOU are a part of this change. In fact, as a digital native – someone to whom digital technologies are central to life – you are directly affecting the lives of many, sometimes even without knowing about it.

The Centre for Internet and Society and Hivos in collaboration with The African Commons Project is calling out to young technology users to join a global conversation. The 3-day workshop entitled ‘My bubble, My space, My voice” will focus on how young people use the tools and platforms at their disposal in order to create social change in their environments. We want to hear from you: If you have used digital technologies to respond to problems, crises, or needs in your community or social circles, we want to hear your story. These can be stories where you have made a significant impact by initiating campaigns or movements for a particular cause, stories where you have used technologies for learning, sharing, exchanging and disseminating information, stories where you have either organized or been part of a digitally organized event (online or offline) such as a petition or campaign,  or stories where you used social media like blogs, social networks, discussion group etc. which led to an interesting social outcome.

We invite you to share your perspectives in an informal conversation with people with similar approaches from neighboring communities. The workshop will involve participants from around Africa, who will be guided by facilitators in an interactive and engaging dialogue. Results from the workshop will be used to establish a network of collaboration and support for digital natives.

Participants can register by filling in this online application form by October 12, 2010.

Expenses relevant to the project will be granted to the selected participants. For more information visit and please contact for questions or comments.

Dates:  November 7-9, 2010.
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa

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