COUNTRIES: Global
DURATION: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2023
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
CONTACTVladimir.spencer@worldlearning.org

Program Description

In the complex new information space, only digitally empowered coalitions of professionals can identify creative and sustainable solutions to future challenges.

Inspired by an exchange program to the United States in 2015, supported by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by World Learning, the Digital Communication Network was developed to connect alumni of the program and other professionals of the digital age. The Digital Communication Network aims to create a lasting impact by empowering a new generation of global voices and ideas in the digital space. The Digital Communication Network, with support from World Learning, implements a variety of innovative, thematic exchanges and events, serving as a catalyst for communication, creativity, and connectivity.

Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, eSwatini, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Program Goals

  • Establish a collaborative network of digital communication professionals to expand communication capacity through the development and dissemination of digital content.

Examples of Past Digital Communication Network Projects

  • Internet vs. Democracy Forum
  • Roaring 20s #Digital Forum
  • Combatting Disinformation Training Program
  • Digital and Media Literacy for NGOs Training Program
  • Tolerance and Coexistence 2.0 Forum
  • Montenegro Digital Influencers Hub
  • Humor and Games for Social Good Forum