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Tactical Tech is seeking partners to work with us to co-develop and deliver a new project that explores the topics of technology and critical thinking for youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline for Applications

Crossposted from Tactical Tech

DiGITAL YOU will be based on materials from Tactical Tech’s flagship projects The Glass Room, Data Detox Kit, as well as our new projects the Digital Enquirer Kit and What the Future Wants.

Using various creative and educational formats, we will work alongside Goethe-Institut Kinshasa, select Goethe-Instituts in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as local partners that support young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, to develop learning materials and interventions (such as exhibitions) that explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on Sub-Saharan African societies.

Partnership Criteria

This partnership call is specifically for local partners who will help to develop and deliver this project. As a partner you will be responsible for: co-developing materials in collaboration with Tactical Tech and other partners; coordinating the testing of materials with young people (aged 13-35) in your country; establishing a network of local hosts in your country such as schools, colleges, libraries, art institutions and innovation hubs; distributing training materials to local groups to host their own intervention (this might be exhibitions, workshops, or other events) with the support of Tactical Tech and local Goethe-Institut chapters; and promoting the project with communication and outreach activities.

In order to apply, applicants must:

  • Be based in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, and working predominantly within Sub-Saharan Africa in English and/or French.
  • Have existing programmes or projects that are for young people (in the range of 13-35 years).
  • Engage young people in critical thinking about social, political, or cultural topics.
  • Have on-going relationships with relevant local organisations, networks and groups, as well as a high profile in your own community.
  • Have existing capacity and resources to cover core costs for delivering the project, with potential for follow up activities and future actions (a small amount of funding is available for local partners to help towards expenses and additional costs incurred, but would not cover core costs such as staff time).
  • Have access to an established youth network with a reputation for creativity, innovation, and youth education through critical thinking, as well as existing communication channels to reach young people.
  • Be able to sign up to a formal partnership agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of the partnership (working period roughly from late September until February or March with possibility of extension).
  • Sign the code of conduct and have in place appropriate safeguarding policies.

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience with co-development, peer-to-peer learning and youth-led methodologies, and pedagogy.
  • You have existing youth programmes that address topics relating to young people and technology such as: media literacy, online data privacy, digital wellbeing, tackling misinformation.

How to Apply

To apply, please answer the questions in our short survey (apply in English or French) and submit your responses by Tuesday 14th September 23:59 CEST.

Once the date has passed, Tactical Tech and Goethe-Institut Kinshasa will review all applications, and invite successful applicants for interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email. Due to internal capacity, we don’t have time to respond with individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants. We appreciate your understanding.

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