The Digital Steps Fellowship supports Syrian organisations or initiatives to gain digital skills that will help increase their impact. We have partnered with Build Up to create the Digital Steps Fellowship, aimed at supporting Syrian organisations or initiatives working to promote peaceful values and change how people view Syria. Over the next nine months, the Fellowship will support the development of a concrete initiative that introduces technology and communications more strategically into candidates work.
Organisations will be supported in four ways:
Training: fellows will come together for a joint, week-long training course on participatory methodologies, user-centered design, strategic communications, creative methods and conflict sensitivity.
Mentorship: each organisation or initiative will be assigned a lead mentor who provides project management support, technical advice and hands-on problem solving. The lead mentors are the glue that holds together the rest of the Fellowship components.
Coaching: each organisation or initiative will be paired with four coaches who have skills or experience relevant to their work. Coaches will offer four one-hour calls over the course of the Fellowship to explore questions and share advice.
Financial support: fellows will receive financial support to cover some of the technical implementation costs of their initiative. The exact funding amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the specific needs of an initiative.
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