DOT Newshttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/newsDigital Opportunity TrustDOT Tanzania receives a Human Development Innovation Fund granthttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_tanzania_receives_a_human_development_innovation_fund_grant<div><p><strong>Dar es Salaam, April 2, 2015 – </strong>Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Tanzania is pleased to announce it has received a project grant from the <a href="http://www.hdif-tz.org/">Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)</a>, a UK Government supported challenge fund for innovation.</p> <p>The grant will support the launch of a pilot project that DOT Tanzania calls “Fusion – Technology and Innovation…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 02 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_tanzania_receives_a_human_development_innovation_fund_grantDOT releases its 2014 Annual Reporthttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_releases_its_2014_annual_report<div><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2014.dotrust.org" target="_blank"><img id="cc351032-80e0-4732-bcec-1311195bb923" src="/download/blog/gallery/img07981500pxtitlejpg?attachment=0&amp;data=larger" alt="IMG_0798_1500px_title.jpg" width="680" height="453" style="border: 0px;"/></a></p> <p>DOT is pleased to present its <a href="https://2014.dotrust.org/" target="_blank">Annual Report for 2014</a>.</p> <p>The Annual Report highlights the community impact made by DOT youth around the world, and outlines the organization's expanding programs and partnerships. It also features more than a dozen inspiring stories of success, written by both DOT Interns and staff in East Africa, the Middle East,…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_releases_its_2014_annual_reportHow can DOT #MakeItHappen for women this International Women's Day?http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/how_can_dot_makeithappen_for_women_this_international_womens_day<div><p><a href="http://www.internationalwomensday.com/" target="_blank"><img id="274f05c6-f083-408b-9fe8-f8e46d4ea13f" src="/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/iwdsquaregif?attachment=0" alt="iwd_square.gif" width="200" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 10px;"/>International Women’s Day</a> (IWD) is happening on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Make It Happen” – a call to action that is meant to encourage effective steps for advancing and recognizing women around the world.</p> <p>To mark IWD, several DOT teams will be publishing special website and social media content in the week…</p></div>DOT NewsFri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/how_can_dot_makeithappen_for_women_this_international_womens_dayTwo DOT changemakers nominated for the Queen's Young Leaders Awardhttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/two_dot_changemakers_nominated_for_the_queens_young_leaders_award<div><p>Two of DOT's young leaders of change, Jackline Cherotich and Daniel Harerimana, have been honoured as runners up for the <a href="http://www.queensyoungleaders.com/#" target="_blank">Queen's Young Leaders Award</a>.</p> <p><span>The award is presented </span>to Commonwealth leaders between the ages of 18 and 29 who have made an impact in their local communities - and who have often overcome great challenges to do so. This is the…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:01 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/two_dot_changemakers_nominated_for_the_queens_young_leaders_awardNewest Digital Opportunity Trust program to address youth unemployment in East London, U.K.http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/newest_digital_opportunity_trust_program_to_address_youth_unemployme<div><p>Digital Opportunity Trust's model of youth empowerment and employment programs has now made its way to the United Kingdom.</p> <p>Graduate East is the latest iteration of <a href="/programs/reachup" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1">DOT's ReachUp! program</a>, a curriculum that's been successfully implemented in countries in East Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Now, it has been adapted to fit the unique…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/newest_digital_opportunity_trust_program_to_address_youth_unemploymeJanet Longmore invited as member of Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationalshttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/janet_longmore_invited_as_member_of_global_agenda_council_on_emergin<div><p>Janet Longmore, President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, has been chosen as a member of the <span><a href="http://www.weforum.org/content/global-agenda-council-emerging-multinationals-2014-2016-0"><span>Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals</span></a></span>. </p> <p>"I'm honoured to have been recognized by the council," says Janet. "I hope I can bring a different voice to the table, coming from a social enterprise background. My fellow council members bring…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:15:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/janet_longmore_invited_as_member_of_global_agenda_council_on_emerginRockefeller Foundation’s grant to Digital Opportunity Trust will help gauge youth education and leadership programming in Ghanahttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_receives_rockefeller_foundation_grant<div><p>Digital Opportunity Trust has received financial support from <a href="http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/" target="_blank">The Rockefeller Foundation</a> to evaluate the feasibility of youth leadership, entrepreneurship, and education programming in Ghana.</p> <p>The grant is part of The Rockefeller Foundation's <a href="http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/current-work/digital-jobs-africa">Digital Jobs Africa</a> initiative which aims to impact one million lives in Africa through information and…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 13 Nov 2014 14:25:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_receives_rockefeller_foundation_grantReachUp! North project co-ordinator wins national award for Indigenous leadershiphttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/reachup_north_project_co_ordinator_wins_national_award_for_indigenou<div><p>Gabrielle Fayant, a young Indigenous leader and a project co-ordinator for ReachUp! North, has been recognized by a national awards committee. She is the recipient of a <a href="https://indspire.ca/news/indspire-announces-2015-indspire-awards-recipients/">2015 Indspire Award</a> in the Youth - Métis category, and joins the ranks of more than two decades of Indigenous leaders. The Indspire Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 03 Nov 2014 12:30:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/reachup_north_project_co_ordinator_wins_national_award_for_indigenouDigital Opportunity Trust welcomes Larry Woods as Executive Vice Presidenthttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_welcomes_larry_woods_as_executive_vice_pre<div><p><span>Patrick Gossage, Chair of the Board, and Janet Longmore, President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, are pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Woods as Executive Vice President of the organization.<img id="080857fa-547c-4fe4-abdd-1d150f655604" src="/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/larry028x101jpg?attachment=0" alt="Larry02-8x10 (1).jpg" width="200" style="border: 0px; margin: 10px; float: right;"/><br/></span></p> <p><span>A Registered Professional Engineer with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Larry has enjoyed an exceptional career in the Canadian high…</span></p></div>DOT NewsWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:54:14 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_welcomes_larry_woods_as_executive_vice_preDigital Opportunity Trust featured in report looking at leaders in ICThttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_featured_in_report_looking_at_leaders_in_i<div><p>Digital Opportunity Trust's expertise was showcased as part of a new publication on social entrepreneurship. </p> <p><a href="https://www.ashoka.org/files/ICT-Based-Social-Impact_09-2014-report.pdf" target="_blank"><img id="668e5f2a-4c56-4b05-aedf-f4cdf9877cd3" src="/download/blog/gallery/dfomrtspvokfoj0g3kcdshigzxrinnbsrs1urxzdvf4png?attachment=0" alt="dfomrtspVokfOj0g3KcdShIgZxRInnBSRs1UrxzDVF4.png" width="300" style="border: 0px; margin: 10px; float: right;"/></a>The publication is called <a href="https://www.ashoka.org/files/ICT-Based-Social-Impact_09-2014-report.pdf" target="_blank">Social Innovation Mapping: Social Entrepreneurs Changing Lives Through ICT</a>. It was published by <a href="https://www.ashoka.org/" target="_blank">Ashoka</a>, an international network of social entrepreneurs, and the Intel Foundation. DOT is featured as one of 26…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_featured_in_report_looking_at_leaders_in_i