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Virtual Activism's International Initiatives

Recent News

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 25 July 2016 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to Virtual Activism. Consultative status enables an organization to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.

Conferences

From WSIS and the Zermatt Summit in Switzerland and from Morocco to Erbil in Iraq, Virtual Activism has attended many conferences and workshops and provided training workshops in technology. We were panelists at several of the conferences we attended including at a conference organized by the European Union entitled “Enhancing the Role of Women in Reconciliation, Accountability and Peacebuilding in Iraq through Socio-Political Empowerment” held in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq on 27-28 January 2011.

Workshops

•Privacy in the Information Age is a 5-day intensive workshop of discussions and activities [online].
•Use of Free Software in a non-govermnental context. [online]
•Web Design Simplified for non-governmental organizations.
•Maximizing the Use and Effectiveness of the Internet in Human Rights and Development. [Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and Kenya]

Code-Net: Virtual Activism's US-based Core Program

Our core Code-Net program aims to build a talent pool of ICT technologists able to enter the job market better prepared with the necessary skills. Core values of success, teamwork and workflow are integral to what we provide through a unique combination of online training and in-house labs with industry professionals. We offer day camps and workshops in and outside of inner city schools, targeting boys and girls but with special programs for girls only. We want to increase school-children’s interest in technology without the need for the most recent computers or software. We therefore use FOSS as a means of sustainability to avoid financial hardships especially in financially distressed communities as well as refurbished computers using Linux.

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