Our consortium partners under the project Localizing SDGs in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia have been exceedingly busy last two weeks implementing the digital capacity building training.
The weeklong digital training in each of the partner countries targeted 50 young leaders, teachers, trainers, CSO representatives and radio community workers with a total number of 150 reached. The training included the crucial aspects of using online platforms including digital security, misinformation, trustworthiness and how to use social media channels for social campaign. Additionally, the consortium partners have been carrying out various activities about digital citizen, cv writing, privacy and digital platforms, tools which are deemed key in acquiring consciousness about the target group’s individual online identities, how to protect their online personal privacy and how to make the target group relevant for the job market while at the same time teaching the youth about social media and how to manage and or monetize their social media skills.
Crossing Borders was very happy to coordinate the common hybrid sessions. The sessions were moderated by international program coordinator Tatjana Stefanovic and project assistant Linda Ligori and gathered around 100 participants from Ghana, Uganda and Zambia to exchange the good practices and methods on how to work on localizing SDGs in the specific country context and with specific target group. They have also presented the learning outcomes, reflections, and key findings of the digital training itself.
In the upcoming period the participants of the digital training will actively be involved in running the youth task force activities and other youth leaders involved in SDGs localization and awareness drives in the local community. After the trainings, the partners will also organize 3 quarterly follow up online information sessions for the trainees to respond to emerging issues and challenges arising from the usage of digital tools and platforms including Google docs, Zoom, cloud computing, Facebook, and Twitter.
We are looking forward to launch project platform soon, which will work as unique online space to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience on localization of SDGs.