Stanford GDPi-ICNL Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders

Are you a civic space defender interested in the impact of digital technology on your work? If so, we invite eligible civil society colleagues to apply to the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders organized by Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL).
The Tech Camp will take place virtually each Tuesday and Thursday from July 13 to August 5, 2021. At the Tech Camp, 25 participants from OECD-DAC eligible countries will address issues including:

  • The effects of artificial intelligence on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, and expression (“civic space”);
  • The growth of digital authoritarianism and its influence beyond state borders;
  • Disinformation and threats to free expression online; and
  • The rise of digital and biometric surveillance.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to interact with leading experts on digital technology as well as civic space defenders around the world.

Program Costs

There is no charge for participation in the Tech Camp. Participants are expected to cover their time and any incidental costs they incur in connection with their Tech Camp participation.
Applicants must live and work in an OECD-DAC eligible country. In addition, they must work on civic space issues for a civil society organization.

Click here to read full call for applications.