The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is accepting applications for the next one-year GNI Emerging Voices Fellowship Program.
The fellowship program seeks to further online freedom of expression and privacy around the world by facilitating collaboration and conversation among diverse stakeholders.
The Sustaining Multi-stakeholder Networks for Internet Freedom (SuNI) project aims to protect and advance online freedom of expression and privacy by establishing and enhancing connections between civil society and ICT companies. The goal is to improve civil society’s ability to advocate directly with large technology companies in order to improve those companies’ policies, as well as to foster greater coordination and collaboration between civil society and ICT companies on shared priorities. The project is an extension of a previous iteration of the project, Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Collaboration on Internet Freedom, which was previously conducted in coordination with Internews.
Three one-year fellowship grants of $10,000 USD each will be awarded to organisations.
GNI welcomes applications from established organisations as well as newcomers to the digital rights space. To be considered, applicants should meet the following criteria:
Be based in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, or sub-Saharan Africa.
Demonstrated experience or interest and aptitude for working on freedom of expression and privacy issues in the ICT sector.
Ability to attend three in-person meetings (health and travel restrictions permitting) and one remote (call-in) event, as well as preparation calls.
Willingness to designate one member of the applying organisation to be the main point of contact for this fellowship.
In addition to the aforementioned required qualifications, applicants with experience in one or more of GNI’s four policy priorities, should strongly consider applying, these are: