About the Network

The Global Network of Social Justice and Digital Resilience consists of ten established organizations primarily from the Global South working to enhance the digital resilience of social justice ecosystem in their local and regional contexts.

This Network aims to become a source of knowledge and critical thinking that builds and learns collective ways of strengthening the tech capacity of each of its members and, in consequence, the digital resilience and social justice ecosystem. It is a global south-centered space that generates collective knowledge on strengthening digital resilience based on contextual needs and approaches, cross-regional learnings and forecasting. It will harness the critical mass of experts and experience of the Global South, and build on external existing expertise.

Member organizations are based in India, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Canada, and bring accumulated experiences on digital resilience from Latin America, Southern and Eastern Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The members of the Network are:

Network Values

The primary source of learning and value is the accumulation of the Network members experience as organizations of the global majority. Therefore, the work of the Network aims to diversify knowledge and build critical thinking rooted in their own expertise and contexts, while upholding and putting in practice the following social justice values:

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Feminist principles and perspectives;
  • Anti-racist and anti-colonial principles and actions;
  • Accessibility and anti-ableism.

Vision

The Network is the go-to Network and thought leader for digital resilience related issues and approaches for the social justice field.

Mission

To strengthen digital resilience capacities and accelerate learning among social justice organizations and communities in the global majority.

Network Objectives

  1. Increase domestic and regional tech capacity among social justice organizations in the global majority.
  2. Diversify the field of technologists, to include more leaders who are women, non-binary and gender-nonconforming, and are people of color and from communities of color.
  3. Foster global peer learning among organizations working to strengthen digital infrastructure and resilience.
  4. Increase and diversify funding to support strengthening digital resilience of social justice organizations.

Advisory Board

Andrew Puddephatt

A policy expert consultant who focuses on the contemporary challenges to human rights and democracy and the intersection of internet policy and human rights. A long-term consultant to the Ford Foundation and UNESCO, his most recent projects include leading the development of guidelines to internet governance for UNESCO and analysis of current challenges facing democracy and human rights for the Ford Foundation. He chaired the Internet Watch Foundation, a charity registered in the UK that works with the internet industry to remove child sex abuse images online and also chaired International Media Support, a Danish based NGO that promotes independent media in conflict zones. He is the Deputy Chair of the philanthropic foundation the Sigrid Rausing Trust. He began professional life as a coder, writing programmes in COBOL, BASIC and RPG. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to human rights.

Graciela Selaimen

Regional lead for Latin America,The International Resource for Impact and Storytelling (IRIS)

Lori McGlinchey

Director, Technology and Society Program, Ford Foundation

Miguel Pulido

Partner, Creatura

Roselyn Odoyo

Senior Program Officer, Mozilla Foundation

Samar Verma

Program Officer, Ford Foundation

Network’s Managing Partner:

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