DOT Newshttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/newsDigital Opportunity TrustJanet 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_iDigital Opportunity Trust releases first-ever Unconference Toolkithttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_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="http://issuu.com/ubcedo/docs/unconferencetoolkitaug27e"><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 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/digital_opportunity_trust_releases_first_ever_unconference_toolkitDOT Rwanda Country Director Selected as One of Africa's Most Influential Womenhttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_rwanda_country_director_selected_as_one_of_africas_most_influent<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="http://www.miw.co.za/" target="_blank">Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government</a> and as a member of the <a href="http://africanleadershipnetwork.com/" target="_blank">African Leadership Network</a>.</p> <p>Violette has led <a href="http://rwanda.dotrust.org" 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 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_rwanda_country_director_selected_as_one_of_africas_most_influentDOT Ethiopia launches five-year entrepreneurship and business growth initiativehttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_ethiopia_launches_five_year_entrepreneurship_and_business_growth<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 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_ethiopia_launches_five_year_entrepreneurship_and_business_growthDOT Releases Annual Report for 2013http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_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 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_releases_annual_report_for_2013Peer-to-Peer Learning for Youth Economic Development - The MasterCard Foundation and DOT Collaborate to Share DOT’s Youth-Led Modelhttp://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/peer_to_peer_learning_for_youth_economic_development_the_mastercard_<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 +0000http://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/peer_to_peer_learning_for_youth_economic_development_the_mastercard_