By DPE Communications
Development for Peace Education(DPE) is among advocacy activists and human rights defenders from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America gathered in Nairobi Kenya for information safety and capacity project global workshop.
This workshop is aimed at reflecting on the use of digital tools and practices related to internet governance, freedom, security technology and how activists and defenders could enhance their work yet do so safely. This workshop is relevant to DPE because the organisation has introduced Community Libraries which are aimed at taking internet access to the rural communities of Kuebunyane, Polihali, Lebakeng, Hloehloeng, Seforong, Kholenya, ‘Mamaebana and Senekane. These libraries would ideally not have books and papers but computers. DPE does not only want to break the digital divide where those in urban access information and link up with the world while the rural areas do not but also seeks to use community libraries to enhance dialogue among communities but also between rights holders and duty bearers.
Last week DPE community libraries aired Wool and Mohair Commission on Facebook livestream reaching viewership of more than 300 and 400 in the two days.