2022 WACSI Online training Courses for CSOs and Development Practitioners in West Africa
June 29 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 1:00 pm$100
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) invites you to apply for its 2022 WACSI Online training Course on Digital Literacy and Resilience for Civil Society Organisations.
Training Module Content
Traditionally, literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. In more generic terms, it could be defined as the ability to generate information in ways that are relatable, transferable, memorable and replicable. Digital literacy implies the application of this concept using digital tools or within a digital environment. The fundamental difference between analogue and digital literacy is the channel or means of expression. Digital literacy involves interacting with digital tools or environment, which affords both benefits and constraints. Indeed, the adoption and use of technology comes with associated risks to civil society organisations, actors and social activists.
Since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, businesses and civil society organisations have transferred significant parts of their operations to the online world or at least developed the consciousness of the reliance on digital technologies as part of response mechanism to the demand for remote working or engagements. While digital technologies present significant opportunities for the continuity of operations and growth, they also present some challenges that must not be overlooked. These challenges include the perceived complexity of digital tools, the time to adoption, inequalities in terms of access, but also digital security threats. In the mundane use of tools such as office equipment, mobile devices, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, browsing the Internet, etc., social actors build a digital profile and leave some footprints about their work and identity, which could be exploited to target them or their c0ntacts.
In this course, we will discuss digital security and resilience for civil society organisations and actors. The goal of the course is to enable civil society organisations and actors to develop confidence and deepen their knowledge, skills and capacity in using modern day tools and applications to support their work and achieve their social impact, in a safe and secure manner. It will help organisations assess digital risks, evaluate their level of vulnerability to internal and external threats and take actions to strengthen their systems and become more resilient.
Objectives of the course:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explore what makes up a digital workspace
- Use appropriate tools and techniques to be more efficient in delivering their work
- Search and retrieve information with confidence
- Manage, store and keep data safely
- Adopt secure practices to adequately protect their devices, networks and applications
- Develop strategies to anticipate and take recovery measures against cyber threats to be digitally resilient.
The following methods will be used during the course:
- Mini lectures
- Open discussions
- Role Play
- Case studies
Participants’ learning results will be assessed in the following:
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Training dates: The training package will be delivered in June 2022 in two virtual sessions of 3 hours each over 2 days period.
Contribution Fee: Organisations can subscribe for full package at USD $ 100.
How to apply and make payment?
- To apply, complete the online application form via the following link: Form Link and proceed to make the payment using online payment link: https://pay.wacsi.org/.
- Please share the payment notification with us via email email@example.com and “cc” firstname.lastname@example.org after the payment has been made on our online platform.
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From 29 to 30 June 2022
|Session 1: Computer Literacy
Session 2: Information Literacy
Session3: Documents management and storage
Session 4: Data Literacy
Session 5: Network and Internet
Session 6: Data privacy and protection
Session 7: Digital security
Session 8: Incidence response planning
|Friday 18 June 2022|
WACSI is the leading capacity development Institute in West Africa. The Institute designs and delivers customised training and technical assistance programmes that respond to performance gaps within civil society (NGO, CBO, FBO etc) sector at the local, national and regional level. The Institute has conducted engagements in more than 12 countries in the region. Over the years, WACSI has provided training and consultancies to such reputable organisations as: IBIS Ghana, Care International, UTZ Cote d’Ivoire, UNESCO Ghana Office, Chemonics, OSIWA, IBIS West Africa, GACC, Bonne Fonden Burkina Faso, Germany Development Agency, French Embassy Ghana, International Finance Corporation, Africa Alliance of YMCA, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, OXFAM Ghana, Star – Ghana, Humanity United, Ford Foundation, USAID, IREX, Wilde Ganzen, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Human Rights and Advocacy Centre (HRAC), Social Watch Benin, FONAC, Convention, RAIDH, YALI RLC GIMPA, Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR), Global Network for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), 11th Hour Project, etc.