Defyhatenow Technical Peace-Builder (Tech4Peace) Fellowship 2024 for young Cameroonians.

May 30, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: June 5, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Defyhatenow Technical Peace-Builder (Tech4Peace) Fellowship. The #defyhatenow initiative works at mobilizing civic action and digital action to counter hate speech and violent extremism online and offline. In an effort to provide data-based solutions, the initiative uses the #Tech4Peace programs as a problem-solving tool in conflict-hit zones.

#defyhatenow believes that training students in using technology to build peace is a great way of bringing communities together since the internet has made the world a global village. As technical peacebuilders, fellows will be introduced and taught how to change narratives in a community through communication and information sharing, digital storytelling, and online education and training. This will allow technical students and professionals to support community action programs in conflict zones and enhance their involvement efforts.

Objective of the fellowship

The #Tech4Peace fellowship aims to build a network of technical peace builders by enabling recently graduated university students and young technical experts to engage with #defyhatenow communities through technical community outreach opportunities in design, tech development, AI and digital content creation, and hardware. 

Conditions

  • Be available throughout the training
  • Understand English and French
  • Own a working smartphone and laptop
  • Be computer literate.

Timelines

June, July, August & September 2024

Recent graduates and professionals  who poses skills in either of the following areas and would like to engage by supporting community impact projects:

  • Creative & Graphics Design
  • Website development
  • AI & digital content creation.
  • Hardware design and development.

Age

  • 17-22
  • 23-28
  • 29-40

Location

Be located in or able to access either of the following regions:

  • North-West region
  • South-West region
  • Extreme North region
  • Centre region

The fellowship will involve partly physical engagement in either of our select hubs located in; Bamenda, Buea, Maroua, or Yaounde. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Defyhatenow Technical Peace-Builder (Tech4Peace) Fellowship.