DOT News Opportunity TrustDigital Opportunity Trust releases first-ever Unconference Toolkit<div><p>Groups interested in organizing a youth-led Unconference now have access to a comprehensive guide.</p> <p><img id="1729c023-ec38-490f-8c15-e1f0cee35349" src="/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/dsc0137jpg?attachment=0&amp;data=large" alt="DSC_0137.JPG" width="340" height="215" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 10px;"/></p> <p><a href=""><em>The Unconference Toolkit</em></a> was prepared following the success of Digital Opportunity Trust's inaugural Youth and Learning Unconference.</p> <p>DOT's Youth and Learning Unconference was held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2013 and brought together 50 young…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rwanda Country Director Selected as One of Africa's Most Influential Women<div><p><img id="87296f97-4cd0-417c-a00c-a47250d27a10" style="float: left; border: 0px; margin: 5px;" src="/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/largescreenshot20130809at94142ampng?attachment=0" alt="large_Screen Shot 2013-08-09 at 9.41.42 AM.png" width="218" height="270"/>DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara was recently selected as one of <a href="" target="_blank">Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government</a> and as a member of the <a href="" target="_blank">African Leadership Network</a>.</p> <p>Violette has led <a href="" target="_self">DOT Rwanda</a> since its inception in 2010. Through her leadership, DOT Rwanda has expanded to 29 districts in the country, and has reached more…</p></div>DOT NewsTue, 09 Sep 2014 20:41:44 +0000 Ethiopia launches five-year entrepreneurship and business growth initiative<div><div> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>On February 28th, DOT Ethiopia held an official ceremony to launch the Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Ethiopia (EGB) project, a new initiative that will equip youth with the 21st century skills they require to find jobs, start and grow their own businesses, and spur economic growth.<br/></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs,…</p></div></div>DOT NewsThu, 27 Mar 2014 12:11:30 +0000 Releases Annual Report for 2013<div><p> </p> <div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img id="c7547674-efe0-46d2-9bc9-48692fd78112" style="vertical-align: middle; border: 0px;" src="/download/.attachments/screenshot20131220at114416ampng~1?data=larger" alt="Screen Shot 2013-12-20 at 11.44.16 AM.png" width="680" height="225"/></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">DOT is pleased to present the 2013 Annual Report</span>. For DOT:</p> <p>"2013 was another year of growth and impact. DOT continued to advance its mission to develop and celebrate the enormous talent of youth and to capitalize on the increasing capacity of technology to enable all people to seek opportunities, reach their goals and improve their lives.…</p></div></div>DOT NewsFri, 20 Dec 2013 17:23:08 +0000 Learning for Youth Economic Development - The MasterCard Foundation and DOT Collaborate to Share DOT’s Youth-Led Model<div><p>The MasterCard Foundation and Digital Opportunity Trust have released a paper that explores and celebrates DOT's youth-led model. "The Digital Opportunity Trust Internship Program: Peer-to-Peer Learning for Youth Economic Development" explores how DOT invests in university and college graduates - leaders of change - as catalysts of change in their…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 02 Dec 2013 15:18:49 +0000 Canada Elects Janet Longmore as a Senior Fellow<div><img id="3974c63e-02d9-42ca-8278-7d8bc6523c33" style="float: right; border: 0px;" src="/download/.attachments/img1579jpg~4" alt="Janet Longmore, President, CEO, and Founder of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), has been elected an Ashoka Senior Fellow" width="220" height="220"/> <p style="text-align: left;">Ashoka, the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, has elected Janet Longmore, President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, a <a href="" target="_blank" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="">Senior Fellow</a> for her lifelong work in bringing system-changing solutions in the field of economic development, specifically youth development.</p> <div> <p>Her election was celebrated at a public event…</p></div></div>DOT NewsTue, 12 Nov 2013 13:16:07 +0000 Longmore speaks at Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda<div><p><img id="0957384e-d717-4ebf-b589-9ae26706c80a" style="border: 0px;" src="/download/.attachments/screenshot20131030at32238pmpng" alt="Janet Longmore, President, CEO, and Founder of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), speaks at the 2013 Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda." width="590"/></p> <p>Today, October 30, Janet Longmore was a speaker and panelist at the <a href="" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="">Transform Africa Summit</a> being held in Kigali, Rwanda.</p> <p>Hosted by Rwanda Head of State, President Paul Kagame, and the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union, Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Summit brings together heads of state from African countries and 1,500…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 30 Oct 2013 19:43:29 +0000 President Delivers Keynote Speech at 9th Annual Responsible Leadership Summit at Queen’s University<div><p><img id="18a31774-4027-4cff-ad4d-067c7a2c4543" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 5px;" src="/download/.attachments/img1587jpg" alt="Janet Longmore, President and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust, was keynote speaker at Annual Responsible Leadership Summit" width="250" height="250"/>Janet Longmore, President, CEO, and Founder of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), delivers the keynote speech at the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual <a href="" target="_blank" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="">Responsible Leadership Summit</a> today at Queen's University. Each year, the summit brings together leading social entrepreneurs, academics, students and delegates to discuss current topics and issues related to responsible…</p></div>DOT NewsFri, 18 Oct 2013 15:10:53 +0000 Longmore Attends World Economic Forum "Summer Davos" in China<div><p>This week Janet Longmore,<span> Founder, President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)</span>, is attending the Annual Meeting of New Champions hosted by the <a href="" target="_blank" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="">World Economic Forum in Dalian</a>, People's Republic of China. The meeting is the foremost global business gathering in Asia and is dubbed the "Summer Davos" for its alignment with the annual meeting…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 11 Sep 2013 20:18:02 +0000 Congratulates DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara on Prestigious Award<div><p><img style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 5px;" src="/download/.attachments/screenshot20130809at94142ampng?data=large" alt="Violette Uwamutara" height="250"/>DOT is proud to announce that DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara is the recipient of the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award. Violette was selected for her transformative work supporting women in ICT in Rwanda and East Africa. Under her leadership, DOT Rwanda is creating confident, young, local role models who train and coach…</p></div>DOT NewsFri, 09 Aug 2013 13:44:48 +0000