Training for Board and Leadership to Build Digital Resilience for Social Justice Organizations in East Africa

Date: 31 August 2023 | Time: 1000 – 1200 hours

Place: Zoom Link


The Tatua Digital Resilience Centre is hosting a training targeting board members and senior leadership in  Social Justice Organisations to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the digital landscape and strengthen their organizations’ digital resilience. The training is informed by trends seen of SJOs increasingly relying on technology and digital platforms for their work. At the same time, many SJOs have not appreciated the extent of their dependency on digital technologies or been made aware of the opportunities and risks presented by the digital environment for their work. 

The centre has therefore developed a comprehensive training programme and activities geared towards strengthening digital resilience through governance, accountability, leadership, culture, situational awareness, innovation, adaptive capacity, research, and risk management. This training will be in the form of a 2-hour webinar that introduces digital resilience and relates it to the specific opportunities and challenges faced by social justice organisations, and recommends what SJOs can do to develop and implement digital resilience measures in their organisations. 

Training Objectives

  1. Identify unique digital resilience challenges faced by social justice organizations in East Africa
  2. Introduces tools and resources for participants to assess their organizations’ current level of digital resilience.
  3. Equip participants with knowledge and skills to support boards and organisational leadership to navigate the digital landscape and respond effectively to digital challenges and disruptions.
  4. Engage participants in problem-solving geared towards upskilling them to adapt to a dynamic technology environment.
  5. Encourage networking and collaboration among participants to share best practices and learn from each other’s experiences.
  6. Empower participants to support boards and organisational leadership to develop effective digital strategies for their organizations.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Participants will gain a better understanding of the unique digital resilience challenges faced by social justice organizations in East Africa.
  2. Participants will be better informed on how to navigate the digital landscape and address digital challenges and disruptions.
  3. Participants will get guidance on how to enhance their organizations’ capacity to address digital challenges by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the training.
  4. Participants will establish connections and collaborations with other social justice organizations in East Africa.
  5. Participants will gain knowledge on how to develop and implement effective digital strategies for their organizations.
  6. Participants will be able to identify areas for improvement and know how to prioritize efforts to strengthen their organizations’ digital resilience.

Format of the Training 

The training will be facilitated by experts in the field of digital resilience, cyber security, and leadership. The participants will be taken through an introduction section to digital resilience for SJOs, followed by an interactive discussion session.

Follow up Training

The Centre will also host a deep-dive in-person training on digital resilience in Tanzania. This will be held alongside the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 28th September 2023. The training will target about 30 SJOs from Tanzania. Interested persons can get in touch with the centre. 


The training targets the senior leadership and board members of at least 100 Social Justice Organisations from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. 

The Tatua Digital Resilience Centre

KICTANet together with other Africa Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA) coalition members established the Tatua Digital Resilience Centre to offer a bouquet of services to SJOs in East Africa to enhance their digital resilience, quickly respond to and recover from digital threats, and harness the power of technology to enable them to achieve their mission in a digitally changing environment. The Centre provides support to SJOs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Centre is also part of a wider network of resilience hubs in the region under the Ford Foundation’s Weaving Resilience initiative for Stronger Civil Society in the Global South. 


10:00 am – 10:05 amOpening and Welcome Remarks
Grace Githaiga, KICTANet 
10:05 am – 10:10 amCheck-In Survey:
Jacinta Wothaya
10:10 am – 11:10 amEmpowering Digital Champions – Building Resilience and Leadership for Social Justice in East Africa
Dr. Katherine Getao and Dr. Paula Musuva
11:10 am – 11:45 amInteractive Digital Resilience Exercise 
Neno Newa

Plenary Discussion
Dr. Katherine Getao
11:45 am – 11:50 amCheck-Out Survey:
Jacinta Wothaya
11:50 am – 12:00 pmClosing, Way forward and Next Steps
Mwendwa Kivuva, Tatua Digital Resilience Centre.
Program for the capacity building session.

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