Fellowship for techies, DefendDefenders, Kampala

For technologists:

Are you tired of rewriting rules on the corporate firewall?
Designed your last neighbourhood Taqueria logo?
Eyes bleeding debugging your Drupal plugin?
Sliced one too many market analysis segments?

Get away from it all but bring your skills with you. The DefendersTech Program at DefendDefenders is looking for technology professionals to join our team. On this short, costs-covered, secondment to Kampala, Uganda you will help human rights defenders working in the dynamic but turbulent countries of East and Horn of Africa to use technology safely and effectively. You will support and develop the ragtag team of trainers and technologists at DefendDefenders by contributing your unique expertise to our existing projects or begin the development of new ones.

What would I be working on?
DefendDefenders Technology Program works to enable safe and effective usage of technology by human rights defenders in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia (including Somaliland). Our programs focus on digital security education and support, documentation and data, web presence, internet freedom/threats research and monitoring, and systems administration. We will find a project that improves or extends our existing activities based on your unique skill set. You will mentor junior professionals in your focus area.

Timing & Duration
Should take place in 2018. We can schedule flexibly. Duration is 1–3 months. We ask you stay a minimum of 5 weeks.

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Digital Security Training for Women Journalists, AMWIK, deadline 30 January

Let us know if anyone needs further info or wants help making a good argument for why you need this… leave comment or email info@kenyanikwetu.org.

AMWIK will hold a one-day Digital Security Training for Women Journalists on Friday 2nd February 2018 from 8am-5pm at Meridian Hotel Nairobi.

The training is a partnership initiative with Safe Sister Project of DefendDefenders with support from Bread for the World and Internews. The objective of the training is to equip members with practical digital skills to enhance their online safety.

If you have never benefitted from any digital security training, then this opportunity is for you. Kindly send an email to info@amwik.org explaining how this training will benefit you. Students studying journalism are also encouraged to apply. Your email should reach us by Tuesday, 30th January 2018 at 5pm.

Participants will be required to carry their laptops and smartphones for the practical lessons.