DOT News Opportunity TrustTwo DOT changemakers nominated for the Queen's 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="" 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 +0000 Digital Opportunity Trust program to address youth unemployment in East London, U.K.<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 +0000 Longmore invited as member of Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals<div><p>Janet Longmore, President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, has been chosen as a member of the <span><a href=""><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 +0000 Foundation’s grant to Digital Opportunity Trust will help gauge youth education and leadership programming in Ghana<div><p>Digital Opportunity Trust has received financial support from <a href="" 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="">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 +0000! North project co-ordinator wins national award for Indigenous leadership<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="">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 +0000 Opportunity Trust welcomes Larry Woods as Executive Vice President<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 +0000 Opportunity Trust featured in report looking at leaders in ICT<div><p>Digital Opportunity Trust's expertise was showcased as part of a new publication on social entrepreneurship. </p> <p><a href="" 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="" target="_blank">Social Innovation Mapping: Social Entrepreneurs Changing Lives Through ICT</a>. It was published by <a href="" 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 +0000 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